Netflix is awesome, most of the time the fact that I have to click the “Play next episode” button does not bother me, usually I am at my computer anyway. But, if you are like me, you enjoy throwing on a show (say Futurama) and having a few episodes play while you go to sleep. The ~22 minutes an episode is just not enough, I like to have about 3 play. Netflix does not have a way for me to do this. I thought to myself “How hard could this be?” and spent the rest of the night throwing this baby together:
Netflix Autoplay Bookmarklet
If you don’t know how bookmarklets work, simply drag the above link onto you link bar.
To use it, just start an episode of the show you want to watch, click the bookmark, enter the number of episodes you want it to play, then just let it run. It should keep playing episodes, until either the season ends, or it reaches the number you entered.
This works for me in Chrome and Firefox, if you are using some other shitty browser, or an old version and it does not work for you, I don't care. Use a better browser.
There is a good chance this does not work with all shows. In fact I would be shock if it worked on all shows. If you find a show it does not work on, feel free to let me know and I might take a look! If you want to fix it yourself and send me the update, even better!
So, Netflix could easily stop this from working, but I hope they don't. Fortunately, probably only about 3 people read my blog, so I think this should be pretty safe!
How did I figure this out? Well, I don't want to type that up right now, so it will have to wait for another post.