Netflix updated their software
Netflix continues to give you reasons to sit on your couch and tune out the world. With the ability to binge watch any show they offer. Getting through a whole season in one day is not unheard of either. The auto-play feature has been there for a while as Netflix will continue to play the next episode without even having to use the remote.
One frustrating flaw with Netflix is the user interface via a smart TV that uses the app. Rewinding and fast forwarding was always a bit choppy and not as precise as let's say DVR. As much as I love the intro song to Orange Is The New Black, I don't want to watch it every time a new episode starts.
Now Netflix will auto-start the next episode 5 seconds after the closing credits begin on the show, with a simple pop up icon that specifically skips the intro. Transitioning from one episode to another is now much faster making it a little too easy to stay up later just to watch one more before bed.