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Some lucky Netflix members have a cool new 'skip intro' button to make binge-watching better

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netflix skip intro 1 Netflix is testing a new "skip intro" option. Netflix

Some Netflix members are discovering a new time-saving option that could improve binge-watching on the streaming service.

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.

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.

A Netflix  spokesperson told CNN that the feature is one of "hundreds" of tests that the company conducts each year.

"We're looking at what does or doesn't enhance the viewing experience," said the rep, who declined to comment further on the "skip intro" button and when testing on it began.

The "skip intro" option doesn't appear for all members. If you do have it, it can be found in the lower-right corner of your screen at the beginning of episodes. For those who don't have access to the button, keep in mind that Netflix already automatically skips the intro to TV shows when it recognizes that you're watching multiple episodes in a row — this new method just takes that feature and turns it into a button.

It's not clear whether it's available for all shows. So far, users have said that it's available on "Orange Is the New Black," "House of Cards," "Iron Fist," "The Office," and "Mad Men."

Some folks who do have it are flaunting it on social media:

the "skip intro" button on netflix is so great bc after watching the 12th episode in one day you get a little tired of hearing the song

Whoever created the "skip intro" button on Netflix is going places

The "Skip Intro" button on Netflix is probably the best thing to enter my life since chicken parm

The "skip intro" option may not be the cat's pajamas for every viewer, especially for those binge-watching "The Office."

Why would Netflix even have an option to skip the intro of The Office? It's one of the best parts

As we said before, the option is being tested.

Original author: Jethro Nededog
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