God Mode bookmarklet makes it easy to sort through Netflix recommendations on a PC


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Scrolling through Netflix video selections horizontally is a great interface for touch devices like smartphones and tablets. On the Netflix.com web app, however, that horizontal carousel becomes a little painful since it feels more natural to go vertical on a mouse-and-keyboard setup.

Personally, I don't bother to sift through those carousel-style strips on Netflix most of the time, preferring to scroll down through the various categories. But that technique sucks becuse I miss more than half of the recommendations Netflix offers up.

A new browser bookmarklet called Netflix God Mode aims to change that by turning the Netflix.com interface into something a little more PC friendly.


Netflix before God Mode.

The story behind the story: In the Windows world, God Mode refers to a hidden feature that lets you view all of your PC's various Control Panel options and other customization tweaks in one spot. Similarly, Netflix God Mode reveals all of your video options in a more digestible format as you can see below. Instead of the scrolling carousels, Netflix God Mode displays all your recommendations in one big block for each category.


Netflix after clicking the God Mode bookmarklet.

Easy installation

If you want to try out the bookmarklet it couldn't be easier. Just visit the Netflix God Mode page and drag the bookmarklet into your bookmarks toolbar. if you're on Internet Explorer you'll have to right-click the bookmarklet and select Add to favorites. The next time you visit Netflix just click the bookmarklet once the site's loaded and the God Mode magic will begin.

The God Mode bookmarklet uses a little Javascript magic to rejigger your Netflix interface, similar to what Firefox Greasemonkey scripts do on sites like Facebook. That means every time you refresh your browser tab or return to the main page you'll need to click the God Mode button again.

It also doesn't work on other parts of the Netflix site, such as the Kids section. Nevertheless, if you want something that makes Netflix a little more usable on a PC, check out this bookmarklet.

[via The Verge]

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