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New Chrome extension allows you to watch Netflix while pretending to be in a meeting

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I know the struggle that can exist with many of us when a new series comes out on Netflix, but you can’t find the time away from your daily life to watch it. I have felt it this past week when Stranger Things season 3 was released, and I was stuck with only being able to watch it a few episodes at a time because of this thing called work that kept on interfering with my entertainment schedule.   

Now, Entertainment Weekly reveals there is a new Chrome extension designed to make sneaking in a little more Netflix viewing at the office easier. Created by MSCHF Internet Studios, the new Netflix Hangouts extension allows you to catch up on your favourite shows while giving the impression that you are working and involved in an online meeting. The first three screens display onscreen boxes from people that are pretending to be talking to you, with the actual Netflix show you are interested in displaying in the bottom right of the screen.

It’s a crafty idea, though one that does have its flaws.  It’s unlikely to work for too long as your colleagues around you realise you aren’t actually talking much to these other people and your boss realises those people you are chatting to don’t actually work for the company, your vendors or clients. It may also be a little difficult to restrain your laughter or response when something epic happens on the screen. All this, of course, considering you can actually get this extension past your company’s firewall policies that is.

Still, if you just must stay up to date with the latest show before your colleagues around you spoil it (or you have this sick need to spoil it for them) then this is the application for you. Though it’s worth mentioning at this point that this extension is used at your own risk and I cannot be held responsible for you receiving a warning at work or watching too much Netflix.

Now please excuse me as I have this urgent meeting that I must dial in to. I promise.   

Last Updated: July 11, 2019

18 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Umbra

    July 11, 2019 at 11:15

    So good that I am in charge of the firewalls. I block ze ‘Flix for allz

    Reply

    • Llama In The Rift

      July 11, 2019 at 11:15

      FortiADC-VM # execute shutdown

      This operation will halt the system!

      Reply

      • Kromas

        July 11, 2019 at 11:15

        Fortigate gives me headaches specially since we can’t block vpn connections due to policy.

        Reply

    • Original Heretic

      July 11, 2019 at 11:15

      In bird person culture…

      Reply

  2. Caveshen Rajman

    July 11, 2019 at 11:15

    Holy shit I LOL’d.

    Reply

  3. Original Heretic

    July 11, 2019 at 11:16

    Yeah, ST3 is out, and I haven’t finished it yet. Sucks.
    Sucks even more to make funeral arrangements…
    Eish, what a week…

    Reply

    • Llama In The Rift

      July 11, 2019 at 11:16

      Eish bru sorry to hear about a death in the family…best regards.

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief Umbra

      July 11, 2019 at 11:32

      We have two episodes left at home, likely finishing tonight

      Funeral arrangements?

      Reply

      • Original Heretic

        July 11, 2019 at 11:47

        Reason I’ve been fairly quiet this week.

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        • Admiral Chief Umbra

          July 11, 2019 at 11:47

          Who died?

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          • Original Heretic

            July 11, 2019 at 12:44

            Someone close…

          • Admiral Chief Umbra

            July 12, 2019 at 09:09

            Damn dude, my sincere condolences.

    • HvR

      July 11, 2019 at 12:15

      Strongs dude

      Reply

  4. Yahtzee

    July 11, 2019 at 11:16

    It’s pretty unfortunate how I got sick on the release day of ST3 and suddenly went home to “sleep” all day.

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    • Guz

      July 11, 2019 at 13:05

      Must of been from your stomach preemptively getting ill from all the snacks you gonna eat while binge watching it

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  5. HvR

    July 11, 2019 at 12:15

    “YEAH GO ELEVEN!!!! ….. huh implement that new feature. This new project has got me so excited”

    Reply

  6. HairyEwok

    July 11, 2019 at 12:05

    My reaction when I’m being asked if the “meeting” is going well while using this extension.
    https://media2.giphy.com/media/YkKUNXDmnt1ZK/giphy.gif
    ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC

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  7. RinceThis

    July 12, 2019 at 01:10

    Work got in the way of an 8 hour show? Lol. You’re doing it wrong!

    Reply

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