I’m using an Apple TV. To me this button is just annoying. When I’m ready to go to a new episode, I pause it and then swipe on the remote to go to the end real quick, then it goes on to the next episode. That’s exactly what this button is doing.
But the reason it’s annoying to me, is that more than a few times, I might not be paying the closest attention to a show, the credits come up, and I want to go back and see what happened at the end. I hit the left side of the trackpad on the remote to go back 10 seconds. This causes the timeline and the Next Episode button to show up. When I hit left on the remote again to go back another 10 seconds, it thinks I’m hitting the Next Episode button and it skips to the end and starts to play the next episode. I have the old remote that doesn’t have the directional buttons around the trackpad so any press on it is being construed as just a regular click by the remote. I know that I can swipe down after the first click and it will go back to the timeline, but I normally do a few clicks really fast because I’m not thinking about the Next Episode button.
I get how people might like this button, but I wish there was a toggle in the settings to turn this off.