The Netflix app has been treated to a minor update that could have pretty big (positive) repercussions for Chromecast users.
At long last, Netflix has added the ability to skip TV show intros while you’re Chromecasting them to your telly.
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The update fixes one of the biggest shortcomings of the Netflix app, and makes binge-watching even more dangerously easy than it already was.
According to Android Police, which first spotted the change, a “Skip Intro” button will now appear at the bottom of your phone screen while you’re hooked up to a Chromecast-enabled device and watching a TV show. Simple.
Netflix hasn’t officially announced the new functionality, but you should see it appear in the latest version of the app.
Earlier this week, Roku accidentally started blocking the Netflix app. Users trying to access it were shown a warning message reading: “FBI Anti-Piracy Warning: Unauthorized copying is punishable under federal law. Roku has removed this unauthorized service due to repeated claims of copyright infringement.”
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It turns out Roku had been trying to block something else at the time, and was a little over-zealous with its anti-piracy push.
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