You get several episodes into a full-season Netflix power watch session and then … a message pops up to ask “Are You Still Watching”.
My sister is the worst when it comes to power watching on Netflix. She always falls asleep while watching — it doesn’t matter which show — and I’m pretty sure she spends more time on the “Are you still watching this show?” message than actually watching anything! For her, the message does its job.
But for the rest of us, that message is nothing more than a nuisance. Are you as sick of having to click the “Continue watching” button as I am? If so, you’ll want to download and install the Flix Assist extension for Chrome.
This extension only does two things but it does them well:
- It removes the “Are you still watching?” message.
- It removes the next episode countdown.
Now you’ll be able to watch your Netflix shows without any more of these interruptions that pop up at the worst times and kill all of the built-up dramatic tension. And while the removal of the next episode countdown seems insignificant, it does add up over time.
Unfortunately this doesn’t help if you watch using a streaming device or if you watch Netflix on a smart TV, but those external viewing methods usually don’t have this message in the first place so you should be good to go there.
As an aside, note that Netflix recently decided to crack down on VPN watchers. If you’re having trouble accessing Netflix’s full video library, consider using this app that opens up the entire library no matter which country you’re in.
What do you love most about Netflix? What do you hate most about it? Share your thoughts with us down in the comments below!
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Written by Joel Lee for MakeUseOf.