In today’s day and age, watching TV shows has become an almost crucial part of people’s lives. Nowadays, most people spend at least 2 hours per week watching TV shows and movies. But, often times, binge watching TV shows becomes a bit of a time-consuming hassle.
Here are 5 tricks that can make your binge-watching experience much more entertaining.
1. Binge-Watch Without Interruptions
Don’t you just hate it when your weekend binge-watching session is constantly interrupted by pop-ups asking if you’re still going to continue watching? Your browser should know that your answer will always be yes! Luckily, there is a way through which you can get rid of all interruption. By downloading certain browser extensions, such as Fix Assist for Google Chrome, you can get rid of the “continue watching” pop-ups, allowing you to go easily from one episode to the next. These extensions will also get rid of the 15 second wait before each episode, so you can decrease your interruptions even further!
2. Stream Your Shows on Your Device
As wonderful as websites like Netflix are, the movies and TV shows on those websites don’t stay online forever. Since licensing deals renew or expire, websites lose their old shows and get new ones. Unfortunately, that just means that one day you might find out that your favorite TV show is no longer available. While you could buy your favorite TV shows and movies from places like iTunes or Google Play, there’s more reliable, old fashioned way: storing the videos you own on your devices at home. This way, you can stream the content you want on all your devices, and watch them even after they’ve been taken off the websites. Furthermore, you can organize all the content you’ve downloaded when you install Kodi on Firestick.
3. Figure Out What You Want to Watch
Figuring out what you want to watch can often be a bit of a challenge. But, luckily, there are websites that can help you with that. The most popular among those websites is Netflix Roulette. As the name suggests, this website helps you by choosing a random show off Netflix for you to watch. Additionally, you can narrow your options down through filtering the results by actor, keyword, rating, director, or genre.
4. Binge-Watch Without Ruining Your Sleep
If you’re subscribed to a streaming service, such as Netflix or Amazon Prime, odds are you’ve lost plenty of sleep watching episodes of your favorite show on autoplay. Unfortunately, losing sleep over late-night binge-watching can be damaging to your overall health. Certain add-ons can help set an on-screen alarm for you to make sure you don’t lose too much sleep over watching your favorite shows. These alarms help you keep your sleep schedule and keep you from losing track of time.
5. Familiarize Yourself with Computer Shortcuts
By getting to know a few of these easy shortcuts, you can make it a lot easier for yourself to navigate, while enjoying your favorite shows:
- Space bar pauses and plays
- F to get to full screen and Esc to get out of it
- M mutes and unmutes your player.
- Shift + Right Arrow to fast-forward, while Shift + Left Arrow will rewind
Whether you want to watch a quick episode of your favorite show or you want to watch six seasons of a beloved sitcom, watching TV shows is a great way to make use of your free time. By using the hacks mentioned above, you can ensure that your binge-watching experience is easy and pleasurable!