Netflix introduces new 'Skip Intro' button for easier binge watching

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As we've seen with Netflix when it comes to show ratings numbers, the company is keeping details of the feature close to the vest.

However, it wasn't Netflix that announced the new feature.

The new "Skip Intro" button appears on the bottom right corner of the screen when the show's intro starts to play and provides you an option to directly jump to the main content.

The Skip Intro feature also works for other programs outside of the Netflix Original label, such as The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, and The Office. While open sequences are great for setting the tone of the show, it can become very repetitive when you're watching something like eight to 20 episodes in a day.

For those that don't want to sit through a minute or two of opening credits on TV shows, Netflix has you covered. Netflix too hasn't given out any information for when the update would be available for everybody, but considering it will have to update this feature for all of its platforms, we're expecting it to take another couple of weeks.

Of course, if Netflix really wanted to help people binge more easily, they could just get rid of the "Are you still watching?" prompts. PC Magazine reports that the streaming site is also looking to replace its rating system from its current 5 stars to a thumbs up or thumbs down.

It is unclear if this button is available for all shows.

Title sequences are typically pretty short, so to me it's a non-issue. Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

Netflix has already tested its new ratings system on a select number of users.

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