Game of Thrones is one of the most successful series of recent times. However, many of its viewers consider that the introduction that was shown at the beginning of each episode was very long. Despite the fact that it had a very high artistic level, it is possible that several of the fans of HBO’s fiction would have wanted to skip the beginning and go directly to the chapter.
This is one of the few things that can be thrown at game of Thrones, but there is a positive aspect in all this. His excessively long intro may have inspired Netflix to launch its successful “skip intro” button.
According to the streaming service, this button is pressed an average of 136 million times a day. Therefore, it became a widely used resource for platform customers to start a new chapter instantly.
Thus, game of Thrones could have been responsible for the premiere of this new feature, in fact, Cameron Johnson, Netflix’s director of product innovation, was a passionate follower of HBO’s fiction in 2016 when, precisely, he came up with the idea of offering the option to skip the intro of an episode.
At that time, and because the intro was too long, Johnson had to fast-forward that part manually, the problem was that many times he passed by and started playing the video when the episode had already advanced.
For the same reason, Netflix decided to launch this button in 2016 in some countries and only for 250 series. Of course, the premiere exceeded expectations, so the platform decided to extend this resource to more territories and in 2018 it appeared in most of the series. This is one of the company’s main innovations and we owe it all to game of Thrones and its endless (and beautiful) introduction.