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Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Orlando Mckenzie

Netflix is rolling out a button for skipping the opening credits

Netflix is rolling out a button for skipping the opening credits

So much time that a TIME article in 2016 reported that Netflix members streamed 42.5 billion hours worth of programming in 2015. Undoubtedly, open sequences are great for setting the tone of the show; but it becomes repetitive when someone is watching eight to twenty episodes in a day.

So far, it looks like the feature is only available on the web version of Netflix but that doesn't mean it won't expand to mobile screens. This button is said to work with two kinds of intros, ones that have a title sequence and others where the intro comes up after a cold open. So, if you don't see it during your binge-watch session, don't be alarmed.

Netflix is constantly trying to improve user experience on the streaming platform, always experimenting with different features. Netflix too didn't clarify whether it will be available on all of their shows.

Do you have access to the feature yet?

Also in the news of Netflix, the firm announced that it is ditching the five-star movie ratings in favor of a Facebook-style system using thumbs up and down.

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"Given that star ratings have traditionally been used to indicate quality in entertainment, members were sometimes confused about how to think about rating a title", Netflix said to PCMag via a written statement.

Spectacular opening credits sequences have been a hit with many fans of shows like Game of Thrones, Jessica Jones, and Stranger Things to the point.

The button apparently shows up when you hover over the opening credits.

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

For viewers who are binge-watching a show, it can be annoying to have to watch the opening credits and hear the theme song numerous times, so Netflix is testing an option that allows viewers to skip the intro altogether.

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