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This free app makes it so much easier to find good movies and shows on Netflix

This free app makes it so much easier to find good movies and shows on Netflix

Do you remember what life was like before Netflix became the streaming entertainment behemoth that it is today? Are you even old enough to remember those dark days? When people wanted to watch a movie, they had to go to an awful store called Blockbuster and browse the aisles in search of something decent to watch on DVD or, dare I say, VHS tape. Then they had to line up like animals and overpay to rent each movie for just a couple of days. Then, when they inevitably forgot to drive all the way back to the store to return their movies on time, they had to pay late fees on top of what they had already paid to rent the movies in the first place. Dark days indeed.

These days when you want to watch a movie or show, all you have to do is fire up Netflix on your TV, video game console, computer, tablet, or smartphone. You instantly have thousands upon thousands of films, series, and specials to choose from. It’s fantastic, but it can also be a double-edged sword. Sometimes there are just too many choices, and Netflix’s own recommendations always seem to skew toward new Netflix originals as opposed to movies and shows based on your watch history. If you find this to be frustrating at times, we’ve got some good news for you: There’s a nifty free Chrome extension that makes finding new shows and movies to watch so much easier.