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How to Automatically Skip Netflix Intros in Google Chrome


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Netflix offers you an option to skip intros in TV shows. But it doesn’t work automatically, which means you have to select it for each episode. Thankfully, there are plenty of Google Chrome extensions that can take care of that “Skip intro” button for you.

Auto Skip Intro

Once installed, this free browser extension automatically clicks the “Skip intro” button as soon as it appears on your web browser. All you have to do is head over to the Google Chrome Web Store and download it on your computer.

To do that, visit the “Auto Skip Intro” listing and click the blue “Add to Chrome” button.

Download Auto Skip Intro Chrome extension

You don’t have to manually enable the extension—it begins running the minute the installation is complete. If you already have a Netflix video playing in a tab, make sure to reload it for this extension to work.

Skip Intro Netflix Chrome extension

In addition, “Auto Skip Intro” skips past recaps of previous episodes that often play at the start of a new one. This functionality is also turned on by default.

Auto Skip Intro does the job, but it doesn’t allow you to personalize the experience at all. For instance, if there’s a show for which you prefer to watch the intros, your only option is to disable or delete the Auto Skip Intro extension.

Netflix Extended

Netflix Extended is for those who are looking for more control. Similar to Auto Skip Intro, it eliminates the need for you to manually skip intros on Netflix. But along with that, it also comes equipped with more tools that allow you to customize several other elements of your Netflix web player.

Once you have installed it from the Chrome Web Store, Netflix Extended works automatically, skipping intros and recaps without you having to lift a finger.

Plus, it adds a green dot on your Netflix player in Chrome. Hover over it and click the tiny gear icon for more features and settings.

Click the gear settings icon on Netflix Extended

In the “Assistant” tab, you can choose whether you want to skip previews and intros.

Enable automatic intro skip on Netflix Extended

In the same section, you’ll find an option to censor items that can potentially spoil the show for you such as episode descriptions, thumbnails, and more. Also, from the “Video” tab, you can adjust the playback speed.

Blur Netflix spoilers with Netflix Extended

RELATED: Why Netflix Asks “Are You Still Watching?” (and How to Stop It)





This post was written by Shubham Agarwal and was first posted to www.howtogeek.com



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