Adjust "up next" episodes to be selected as earliest unwatched episode for people skipping around a series.
TL;DR: If I've viewed some episodes from season 1 and some from season 7, let me choose my "next episode" to default to the earliest unwatched episode (season 1) rather than the current default of the latest (season 7).
Shows without a plot (i.e. documentaries, sketch shows, etc.) are quite often watched out of order. For example, here's my viewing of ESPN's 30 for 30 series.
As you can see episode 3x03 is "up next" but I still have quite a few episodes before it in season 1 and 2 to watch. The true "next" episode for me to watch is episode 1x10.
I'm not sure if it's feasible to have the option to roll back the "up next" to the earliest unwatched episode in a series instead of the latest, but it would be quite helpful.
There isn’t currently a way to support this. Will take a look in the future.
Wouldn't the easiest way to to implement this be to have an option for the "Up next" episode to be the one immediately after the most recently viewed one. Like, let's say I've watched some episodes from season 6 of a show but am currently watching from the beginning of season 1. My most-recently watched episode would be 104, so 105 should be the one displayed on the "up next" dashboard.
I just submitted a separate idea request for this before seeing this one. Definitely one of my most wanted features! I tend to skip around shows a lot, especially with cartoons and reality shows.
It would definitely have to be a toggle in settings expecially if you want to skip an episode.
Dan Bovey commented
This would have to be a new preference in your settings. Potentially per show. For instance, you start watching a daily talk show, and want to continue and not watch previous episodes.
I came to ask for this feature, actually. I think it would make much more sense to have the up next show the earliest unwatched episode rather than the latest aired.