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Boost Your Netflix Experience With the ‘Netflix Enhancer’ Extension

Boost Your Netflix Experience With the ‘Netflix Enhancer’ Extension

If you’re a Netflix addict like me, you love the service at its core, but would make several improvements and tweaks if you had the chance.

One of the most frustrating examples of this is the reliance on Netflix customer ratings on movies and TV series to determine if something is even worth watching. I don’t know about you, but I prefer not to be beholden to the personal, emotion-driven user reviews when trying to decide if I want to press play or ‘add to queue’. Usually, a Google search for more professional reviews is a better gauge of this, instead of accepting the opinion of Netflix reviewers and eagerly watch a film only to be severely disappointed by the supposedly “must-see” movie.

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The ‘Netflix Enhancer’ extension for Chrome saves you some trouble and gives better, more informed details on content by including IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes ratings on the site itself.

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You may also have a particular aversion to certain genres, like horror or romance, and tend to avoid them when perusing the rows of Netflix titles. It would be nice if Netflix just stopped recommending them to you since you know you have a 0.01% chance of watching them, but they keep popping up and clogging your browsing. Netflix Enhancer does that, too. It’ll also allow you to watch trailers from the comfort of your Netflix page. Not all content will have a trailer available through this extension, but the leap from none to some is pretty decent.

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And for Mac users, you have the option of playing your content in a pop-out player. Once you activate this feature in the options section on your Chrome extension page, a little popcorn icon will signify the option to play your movie or TV series in a convenient pop-out window. No word yet on whether this feature will be available for Windows users in the future.

Check out some screen-grabs and the extension’s information video below, and go here for the extension in the Chrome Web Store.

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        Last Updated on November 5, 2019

        5 Best Language Learning Apps to Master a New Language

        5 Best Language Learning Apps to Master a New Language

        Learning a new language is no easy feat. While a language instructor is irreplaceable, language learning apps have come to revolutionize a lot of things and it has made language learning much easier. Compared to language learning websites, apps offer a more interactive experience to learn a new language.

        The following language learning apps are the top recommended apps for your language learning needs:

        1. Duolingo

          Duolingo is a very successful app that merged gamification and language learning. According to Expanded Ramblings, the app now counts with 300 million users.

          Duolingo offers a unique concept, an easy-to-use app and is a great app to accompany your language acquisition journey. The courses are created by native speakers, so this is not data or algorithm-based.

          The app is free and has the upgrade options with Duolingo Plus for $9.99, which are add free lessons. The mobile app offers 25 languages and is popular for English-speaking learners learning other languages.

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          Download the app

          2. HelloTalk

            HelloTalk aims to facilitate speaking practice and eliminate the stresses of a real-time and life conversation. The app allows users to connect to native speakers and has a WhatsApp like chat that imitates its interface.

            There is a perk to this app. The same native speakers available also want to make an even exchange and learn your target language, so engagement is the name of the game.

            What’s more, the app has integrated translation function that bypasses the difficulties of sending a message with a missing word and instead fills in the gap.

            Download the app

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            3. Mindsnacks

              Remember that Duolingo has integrated gamification in language learning? Well, Mindsnacks takes the concept to another level. There is an extensive list of languages available within the app comes with eight to nine games designed to learn grammar, vocabulary listening.

              You will also be able to visualize your progress since the app integrates monitoring capabilities. The layout and interface is nothing short of enjoyable, cheerful and charming.

              Download the app

              4. Busuu

                Bussu is a social language learning app. It is available on the web, Android, and iOS. It currently supports 12 languages and is free.

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                The functionality allows users to learn words, simple dialogues and questions related to the conversations. In addition, the dialogues are recorded by native speakers, which brings you close to the language learning experience.

                When you upgrade, you unlock important features including course materials. The subscription is $17 a month.

                Download the app

                5. Babbel

                  Babbel is a subscription-based service founded in 2008. According to LinguaLift, it is a paid cousing of Duolingo. The free version comes with 40 classes, and does not require you to invest any money.

                  Each of the classes starts with with a sequential teaching of vocabulary with the help of pictures. The courses are tailor made and adapted to the students’ level, allowing the learning to be adjusted accordingly.

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                  If you started learning a language and stopped, Babbel will help you pick up where you started.

                  Download the app

                  Takeaways

                  All the apps recommended are tailored for different needs, whether you’re beginning to learn a language or trying to pick back up one. All of them are designed by real-life native speakers and so provide you with a more concrete learning experience.

                  Since these apps are designed to adapt to different kinds of learning styles, do check out which one is the most suitable for you.

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