How to Stop Netflix From Asking “Are You Still Watching?”
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My sister is the worst when it comes to binging on Netflix. 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.


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 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 or if you watch Netflix on a smart TV, but those external viewing methods usually don’t have this message in the first place so you should be good to go there.

As an aside, note that Netflix recently decided to crack down on VPN watchers. 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.

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

    • Anonymous
      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!