Plex adds the ability to automatically skip end credits

Plex has announced the addition of a new feature that displays a button to skip the end credits of movies and TV shows. Plex has had the ability to skip the intro of TV shows for a while, but now it is applying a similar time-saving feature to the end of videos. The main reason to skip the credits is to quickly get to mid-credit or end-credit scenes, which have become quite popular in recent years. The new feature works across all of Plex’s free ad-supported content and also works for local library content if you have a Plex Pass. This is an automated process that uses your own Plex server’s computing power to detect where credits begin and end, so it may not work across your entire library right off the bat. You can learn more about the feature, as well as how to enable or disable it, in Plex’s help article.

  1. passer says:

    Simple but handy. Especially while binging!

  2. Charlie says:

    With all the changes is Plex still a good choice to buy the pass and use as DVR engine for HDHomerun tuners?

  3. Ujn Hunter says:

    Nice, hope it’s configurable to turn off so I don’t have to see a “Skip Credits” button on my screen during the credits though I absolutely hate that Netflix just throws icons and other crap onto my screen during the credits.

  4. Nate says:

    More evidence of the dumbing down of society. Back in pre-Pandemic days, when we used to go to the movies frequently, we always looked forward to reading the credits at the end of any movie which moved us to joy, sadness, introspection and/or similar emotions, but our desire to do so was often marred by people in rows ahead of us blocking our view by standing up and waiting to line up and leave the theatre as soon as the credits began scrolling.
    We instinctively wanted to know more about the making of the film, in the moment, if we had been moved by it, but that opportunity was marred by the lack of consideration of others. Sometimes, we also enjoyed thinking of the proud parents, children and friends of the movie’s makers and participants, high and low, waiting and watching to read those credits.
    At home viewing, we were similarly interrupted by Netflix and/or other streamers blocking or interrupting our view of the credits roll by bludgeoning us into starting the next film or ad.
    Now the unfeeling, unemotional, anti-intellectual crowd even given their own specialbu tton.
    I guess I am posting this only because I am curious as to whether or not we are the only ones left in today’s world who care about closing credits.

  5. Nick says:

    Kinda pointless IMO. I’d rather it popup a play next button when the credits start.

  6. Nate says:

    Movie post credits are the film equivalent of how virtually every stage play ends: The actors come back on stage, starting with the extras, then the supporting actors, then the lead actors and finally the creators, each group of which takes a deep bow amid enthusiastic and sometimes wild applause from the audience. No one jumps up from the audience and runs out prematurely, with the possible exception of a heart surgeon or two whose phone just rang.

    By a somewhat remarkable coincidence, check out today’s article in the New York Times Magazine section.
    Here’s one person at least who seems to agree with me and I am confident there are tens of thousands more, at the least:

    “Why I Watch the Closing Credits of Every Movie I See
    One look is enough to challenge the myth of the genius auteur calling all the shots.”

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