God Mode hack gives you omnipotence over your Netflix searches

netflix god mode
A new bookmarklet humorously called “God Mode” and created by developer Renan Cakirerk aims to solve the problem of inconvenient horizontal scrolling through Netflix menus on a desktop computer.

Those who access Netflix through a tablet or smartphone can conveniently use their finger to quickly scroll side to side through the menu of available titles in a specific category, until they find the show or movie they want to watch or know more about. Easy, peasy. But on a desktop computer, browsing through pages and pages (and pages) of content requires that you hold the mouse over the left or right arrow icon and wait frustratingly as the titles slide across the screen at what seems like a snail’s pace. This mode mod aims to prevent that.

Moreover, God Mode gives you a glance at everything in the category at once, allowing you to quickly survey multiple categories, and make that perfect choice to blast your eyes with binging goodness for hours on end. The hack simply re-arranges all of the image icons in a simple, but more easily scrollable, grid pattern that occupies your entire computer screen rather than a single, scrollable line.

Related: Kimmel, McConaughey make hilarious commercial for ‘vintage’ video store at SXSW

If you’re so inclined, you can access the bookmarklet here. It’s really easy to use – just drag the green button to your bookmarks bar, open Netflix, then click on it, and voila! A much easier view to find what you want to binge watch. It’s worth noting that, while many viewers use a smart TV or streaming device to watch Netflix on the big screen, God Mode can be a great way to search for titles from your laptop, before calling them up on the tube.

Cakirerk is clear that the bookmarklet has no affiliation with Netflix whatsoever. But chances are, if this takes off, Netflix may very well update its user interface to this view, or at least include this as an alternate view for desktop users.

Sometimes, ensuring that a website is optimized for desktop is just as important as optimization for mobile.

Movies & TV

NBCUniversal will launch its own streaming service in 2020

NBCU is prepping a streaming service filled with its original content for a debut sometime next year, meaning that Michael, Dwight, and the rest of the Scranton crew might be moving to a new home.

Delete tracking cookies from your system by following these quick steps

Cookies are useful when it comes to saving your login credentials and other data, but they can also be used by advertisers to track your browsing habits across multiple sites. Here's how to clear cookies in the major browsers.

Pinning websites to your taskbar is as easy as following these quick steps

Would you like to know how to pin a website to the taskbar in Windows 10 in order to use browser links like apps? Whichever browser you're using, it's easier than you might think. Here's how to get it done.

Our favorite Windows apps will help you get the most out of your new PC

Not sure what apps you should be downloading for your newfangled Windows device? Here are the best Windows apps, whether you need something to speed up your machine or access your Netflix queue. Check out our categories and favorite picks.
Home Theater

Need to get rid of an unused Netflix profile? Just follow these simple steps

Need to delete an unwanted profile from your Netflix account? It's easy to do, no matter what kind of equipment you've got. Check out our handy how-to guide for step-by-step instructions.
Home Theater

Sling TV offers free shows, a la carte subscription channels to Roku users

If you are among a select group of Roku users, Sling TV has added free TV shows and the option to subscribe to individual channels without having to subscribe to the company's base level of channels.

Break out the Wii: ‘Just Dance’ movie reportedly in the works

Sony's Screen Gems has reportedly acquired the film rights to the Just Dance video game series from Ubisoft, which previously helped bring the game Assassin's Creed to the big screen in 2016.
Movies & TV

Apple’s first original feature film reunites Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola

The Lost in Translation team of Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray will reunite with their A Very Murray Christmas collaborator Rashida Jones for On the Rocks, Apple and studio A24's first official feature together.
Movies & TV

You can get a screaming deal on LG OLED TVs just in time for the Super Bowl

LG is offering steep discounts on its critically acclaimed OLED TV models just in time for the Super Bowl, letting discerning viewers watch their favorite athletes with higher picture quality than ever.
Movies & TV

Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel already has a creepy teaser trailer

Jason Reitman, son of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, has secretly co-written a follow-up to the 1984 supernatural comedy. Filming begins this summer, but it's not clear if the original Ghostbusters will reprise their roles.
Movies & TV

From premiere date to footage: Here's all we have on 'Game of Thrones' season 8

With the eighth and final season looming, Game of Thrones fever has officially become a pandemic. Our list of all the relevant news and rumors will help make the wait more bearable, if you don't mind spoilers.
Movies & TV

Netflix recruits Steve Carell for the Trump-inspired comedy ‘Space Force’

Steve Carell, Netflix, and The Office showrunner Greg Daniels are teaming up for Space Force, a workplace comedy poking fun at the Trump White House's plans to establish a sixth branch of the U.S. military.
Home Theater

Cutting the cord? Let us help you find the best service for live TV streaming

There's a long list of live TV streaming services available to help you cut the cord and replace your traditional TV subscription. Each is different in important ways, and this guide will help you find the best one for you.
Movies & TV

New trailer for 'The Punisher' season 2 teases a bloody showdown

The Punisher is getting a second season on Netflix, with Jon Bernthal returning to play Marvel Comics' gun-toting antihero Frank Castle. Here's everything we know about season 2 of The Punisher so far.