Plex Now Lets You Skip the Credits at the End of Shows and Movies With a Click

Popular media platform Plex has announced a new feature that lets users skip the credits at the end of shows and movies with the click of a button.

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With the feature enabled, when the credits start to roll, a new "Skip Credits" button now automatically appears on the screen. In a blog post announcing the feature, Plex explained how the new credit detection technology works in the following way:

We've worked hard to tune a machine learning algorithm to make sense of several inputs (text detection, the presence of black frames, and a few other secret ingredients) to come up with a reliable set of markers when credits begin and end. It's a tricky problem, and there may still be some cases where it doesn't go exactly to plan, but those cases should be few and far between at this point.

Credit detection works for both TV shows and movies, and it will also detect and let users skip directly to mid-credits or post-credits scenes, according to Plex.

Plex Pass holders will get credit detection automatically for their personal media collection after they perform the "Analyze" action on their library. The Skip Credits button is also available on Plex's full free streaming-on-demand catalog. Interested users can check out Plex's credits detection support article for more.

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Top Rated Comments

mlamb64150 Avatar
17 months ago
That would be a disastrous example. Thats the best part of Napoleon Dynamite!
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GaryMumford Avatar
17 months ago
Thank god it's optional. End credits are great, I hate it when they are cut off or reduced to a tiny PIP screen. I like to see the credits.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darngooddesign Avatar
17 months ago

I was sitting through the credits of The Glass Onions the other night just because I couldn't be bothered to turn the TV off and go to bed, and I was wondering what the point of them really was? I certainly wasn't thinking it was interesting to know who the hairdresser to the second assistant grip dolly boy in the Greece location was. I imagine the only people who actually read credits are the people who are in them (I know I would). But in terms of providing recognition or credit - by who?
Surely you understand the point of credits, which is giving credit to the people who made a thing. As far as who reads it, people in the movie/tv makeup industry are probably interested in who did makeup for a thing if it was good; although they doubtfully read every episode. But yeah, people who were involved in Glass Onions, and their friends, love seeing their name up in the Glass Onions credits.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RalfTheDog Avatar
17 months ago

So they invented fast-forward?

¯\_( ツ)_/¯ ?
You also no longer need to rewind the episode before you send it back to the servers for the next person to view.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bladerunner88 Avatar
17 months ago
Credits are important to People in the ? ? industry serving as both recognition and possibly your next Job!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GraXXoR Avatar
17 months ago

I have this bad habit of not forgetting names.
And then there's me, 5 minutes after the end of the movie to my gf:
"Wow, his acting was really good... y'know, the guy who played the main guy... y'know, the tall one... with the hair..."
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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