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This article was published on February 5, 2019

This Netflix browser extension will auto-skip intros and recaps for bonus laziness

This Netflix browser extension will auto-skip intros and recaps for bonus laziness
Ivan Mehta
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Ivan Mehta

Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

When you’re binging an engaging show on Netflix like Narcos, you might want to skip intro song or the recap after a few episodes. There’s no easy way to do that on the web apart from skipping a few minutes on the scrubber. Thankfully, Netflix Extended extension for Google Chrome removes intros and recaps. Not just that, it enables a quite a lot of useful keyboard shortcuts and features for a powered-up Netflix experience on the web.

Here are some handy shortcuts to remember after you’ve installed the extension:

  • Next episode: N
  • Previous episode: B
  • Volume Up: Up Arrow
  • Volume Down: Down Arrow
  • Start a random video from search Screen: R
  • Mute/Unmute: M

Apart from the keyboard shortcuts, the extension enables some really useful features like muting trailer’s audio by default and disabling play/pause with a touch screen. But my favorite’s gotta be the one that pauses the video if you switch to another tab. You can change the setting to pause the video if the window’s not in focus. This comes really handy when you’re attending a call, or switched tabs to check email.

Pause the video when tab’s not in focus video

You can install the Netflix Extended extension from here.

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