Chrome: Flix Plus, Lifehacker's original Chrome extension for Netflix, has been fully updated to customise Netflix's new layout. You can hide spoilers, show Rotten Tomato ratings and lots more. Here's what's new.
Netflix's big update broke most of the Flix Plus extension, but we've been hard at work to get it back up and running. The latest version of the extension with many of the same features as before. You can hide spoilers, show ratings from Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB, move My List to the top, watch movie trailers, play random episodes and customise keyboard shortcuts for the video player.
Some features have also been removed, including:
- Darker Netflix, since Netflix is now dark by default.
- The option to hide the Facebook and Ratings popups, since Netflix doesn't show them anymore.
A few other features have been reduced in scope:
- Click details instead of playing is now limited to the Kids section, since this behaviour is now a part of the main site (finally).
- Setting half star ratings is limited to My List's manual mode, since this is not easily possible in most parts of the site.
We are currently working on bringing back these features for a future update:
- Hide or fade shows you've watched, rated, or that are listed multiple times, as well as hiding entire sections and showing entire sections at once (These options have been greyed out for now)
- Keyboard shortcuts for navigating Netflix's library
Also, a couple of improvements have been made to the show search links feature to increase functionality:
- A link has been added that allows opening the current show within a new Netflix tab.
- New links to IMDB, Wikipedia and Google searches from actor and director pages.
Head to the Chrome Web Store to download the new extension. Enjoy!