A bewildering question has plagued humanity since 2013: Why do we watch the Sharknado movies? It's not for the acting chops, the questionable CGI, the scintillating scripts or the inevitable David Hasselhoff cameo. It's to see sharks bite things in ridiculous situations.
A team involved in Netflix's Fall 2018 Hack Day has tapped into our deepest and darkest Sharknado urges by creating Jump to Shark, an upgrade to the
viewing experience that lets CGI shark lovers jump straight to the bloodiest and most biting parts of the movie.
A demonstration video shows how Jump to Shark works. As Sharknado plays, a little pop-up in the corner appears that says "Jump to shark" with a little shark icon next to it. Tapping on it takes you forward to the next scene featuring sharks, letting you skip all the dialogue and boring stuff in between.
Netflix's Hack Days are times when employees get to explore strange new worlds and play around with creative features through software and hardware experiments. For a Hack Day earlier this year, a team sent Netflix up to the edge of space using a weather balloon.