07 Feb 2019
Use this extension to skip Netflix intros and recaps automatically
Today, Netflix packs an insanely massive collection of handpicked movies, shows, and originals.
The platform serves as the one-stop shop for entertainment, and you can make your experience even more exciting.
How? By using 'Netflix Extended', a tool that adds a range of capabilities into the Netflix player, including automatic skipping of intros and recaps.
Here's how it works.
So, what is Netflix Extended?
Basically, Netflix Extended is a browser extension that adds various new features into the Netflix player.
You can install it on Google Chrome and tweak settings to adjust how Netflix behaves on your laptop.
There are many available options, but the particularly handy ones are those that automatically skip intros and recaps.
So, no more skipping manually while binging shows on the web.
Also, you get a bunch of shortcuts to use
Along with automatic skipping, you also get a bunch of keyboard-based shortcuts to control Netflix.
For instance, while watching a show, you can hit 'N' key to move ahead to the next episode or 'B' to go back to it.
You can also use up and down arrow keys to turn the volume up or down or M key to mute/unmute it.
Other handy Netflix Extended features
Among other capabilities, Netflix Extended allows users to mute trailers that automatically play on the home page of Netflix.
More interestingly, you also get options to disable touchscreen-based play/pause controls as well as a way to pause a playing video when the tab is switched.
The latter, in particular, can prove useful if you often check emails while binging shows.
Do you know?
Play random clips with 'R'
With Netflix Extended, you can also hit the 'R' button on Netflix's home page to start any random movie or TV show from the video selection screen of the platform. This can come handy when you can't really decide what to watch.