Netflix hacks: How to bypass the are you still watching feature

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Hoping to bypass the “Are you still watching?” feature on Netflix, try this helpful Chrome extension designed to improve the user viewing experience.

Are you still watching?

It’s the dreaded message many are greeted with after spending a significant period of time binge-watching their favorite series on Netflix.

While the feature was designed by the service as a way to help prevent a user from losing their place when watching a show and to help prevent data from being used if a user has stopped watching, the feature has long been considered a form of shaming for dedicating hours to binge-watch a show without interruption.

If you’re among the many subscribers tired of being greeted with the “Are you still watching?” pop-up while in the midst of your latest binge, the good news is there seems to finally be a good workaround for bypassing the feature.

Use Never Ending Netflix extension to skip Netflix’s “Are you still watching?” feature

With more subscribers turning to the streaming service to help bypass the time while social distancing at home, there’s been a sudden influx in searches for hacks to make one’s viewing experience more enjoyable. This has led many to discover the Never Ending Netflix Chrome Extention, an extension that has been designed to help improve the experience for “power users.”

Through the Never Ending Netflix Chrome extension, users are able to bypass the dreaded “Are you still watching?” popup which appears after eight hours of viewing. Even better? The extension allows users to also skip the automatic intros, adjust settings for automatic next episode play and more.

Looking at the extension’s reviews, users who have tried the feature seem to have mixed reviews. While many seem to proclaim their love for the feature, there are some who have reported experiencing technical difficulties which led to lower average reviews.

Ultimately, if you’re looking for a way to bypass the “Are you still watching?” popup there’s no loss in giving the extension a try. After all, it could be the key to finally put the Netflix-shaming to rest once and for all.

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