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My sister is the worst when it comes to binging on Netflix Why You Should Be Happy to Pay More for Netflix Why You Should Be Happy to Pay More for Netflix Every time Netflix increases its prices, millions of binge-watching users balk at the prospect of paying a couple of dollars more. But this is dumb, because Netflix is an absolute steal. Read More . She always falls asleep while watching — it doesn’t matter which show — and I’m pretty sure she spends more time on the “Are you still watching this show?” message than actually watching anything! For her, the message does its job.

But for the rest of us, that message is nothing more than a nuisance. Are you as sick of having to click the “Continue watching” button as I am? If so, you’ll want to download and install the Flix Assist extension for Chrome.

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This extension only does two things but it does them well:

  • It removes the “Are you still watching?” message.
  • It removes the next episode countdown.

Now you’ll be able to watch your Netflix shows 13 New Netflix Originals You'll Be Watching in 2016 13 New Netflix Originals You'll Be Watching in 2016 Netflix has released a lot of original content -- including House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, Narcos, and Master of None -- but 2016 is slated to be Netflix's most exciting year yet. Read More  without any more of these interruptions that pop up at the worst times and kill all of the built-up dramatic tension. And while the removal of the next episode countdown seems insignificant, it does add up over time.

Unfortunately this doesn’t help if you watch using a streaming device The 8 Best Devices for Streaming Movies to Your TV The 8 Best Devices for Streaming Movies to Your TV There are several ways to stream media to your TV, and deciding which way is right for you can be overwhelming. Let us help you explore what's currently available. Read More  or if you watch Netflix on a smart TV 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy a Smart TV in 2016 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy a Smart TV in 2016 It's undeniable that smart TVs are now obsolete, and at this time, the choice to buy a smart TV would not be a smart thing to do. Here's why. Read More , but those external viewing methods usually don’t have this message in the first place so you should be good to go there.

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As an aside, note that Netflix recently decided to crack down on VPN watchers Why the Netflix Crackdown on VPNs Will Ultimately Fail Why the Netflix Crackdown on VPNs Will Ultimately Fail Netflix is set to crack down on VPNs to satisfy the rights-holders from whom it sources its content. So, how will Netflix’ ban work? And how effective will it be? Read More . If you’re having trouble accessing Netflix’s full video library, consider using this app that opens up the entire library no matter which country you’re in The One App Netflix Fears More Than Any Other The One App Netflix Fears More Than Any Other There's one app that Netflix fears more than any other. It's called Smartflix, and it could be the answer to your prayers. This article examines why. Read More .

What do you love most about Netflix? What do you hate most about it? Share your thoughts with us down in the comments below!

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  1. Doug Welsch
    April 27, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    I also get it on my 43" Vizio Smart TV, so I'm pretty sure it's ubiquitous.

  2. Bob
    April 14, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    So does my Samsung Smart TV - not sure about disabling the next episode countdown though, gives me time to exit out if I want to watch something on Live TV

    • Kelsey Tidwell
      April 16, 2016 at 12:30 am

      Yeah, I kind of like to read the little synopsis blurb that usually displays during that countdown time, to see if it's what I'm really wanting to see.

  3. rachol
    April 14, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    i love this

    • Joel Lee
      April 18, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      Glad it was helpful!

  4. sam
    April 14, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    All the steaming services have this message. Not sure where you got your information about the streaming services not showing this message, but that's just incorrect information.

    • Tom
      April 14, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Agreed. Both my Roku 3 and PS3 give the messages among if we're still watching.

    • Joel Lee
      April 18, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      That's weird, I don't ever get it anywhere else... That sucks. Thanks for the heads up, sam!

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