New Update 'Streaming Enhanced' extension Skips ads on Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+

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Streaming Enhanced is a browser extension for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and all major browsers with the exception of Safari, that promises to skip ads on popular streaming platforms automatically.

The extension supports the services Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Hotstar and Chrunchyroll at the time of writing. It shares common functionality across all supported services and offers specific features for some of the services.

Ad-skipping is the most prominent feature of Streaming Enhanced, but it is far from the only one. As far as shared features go, it may also skip intros, recaps and watch credits, add playback speed controls, improve subtitle styling and show TMDB (The Movie Database) ratings.

The site-specific features add more functionality. Netflix viewers get an automatic profile picker, which picks the last used profile automatically, and no inactivity warnings (are you still watching).

On Amazon Prime Video, ads for Prime Video productions are also skipped. The extension blocks paid content furthermore and removes the blur when hovering over videos.

On Crunchyroll finally, it adds filters to the release calendar.

The GitHub project website offers information on how the skipping works: "The script, "skipper.js", is injected into all urls containing "amazon.*/*/video" or "netflix.com" or "disneyplus.com" or "hotstar.com"."

Streaming Enhanced needs to be installed in a web browser. It supports most desktop web browsers. The situation is different on Android and iOS. The extension works on Android, but only when you access Prime Video or Disney+ in desktop mode. Since most major browsers do not support extensions on Android, it is necessary to use a browser that does. The developer suggests Kiwi Browser.
Source: Streaming Enhanced skips ads on Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ and co - gHacks Tech News
 
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Streaming Enhanced is a browser extension available for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and other major browsers (excluding Safari) that aims to automatically skip ads on popular streaming platforms. Currently, it supports services such as Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Hotstar, and Crunchyroll.

While ad-skipping is the main feature of Streaming Enhanced, it offers several other functionalities as well. These include skipping intros, recaps, and watch credits, adding playback speed controls, improving subtitle styling, and displaying TMDB (The Movie Database) ratings.

In addition to these shared features, Streaming Enhanced also provides specific features for each supported service. For Netflix, it offers an automatic profile picker that selects the last used profile and eliminates inactivity warnings. On Amazon Prime Video, it skips ads for Prime Video productions, blocks paid content, and removes video blur when hovering over videos. For Crunchyroll, the extension adds filters to the release calendar.

The skipping functionality of Streaming Enhanced is achieved through a script called "skipper.js," which is injected into URLs containing "amazon.*/*/video," "netflix.com," "disneyplus.com," or "hotstar.com." This script enables the extension to automatically skip ads and perform other related actions.

To use Streaming Enhanced, you need to install it in your web browser. It is compatible with most desktop web browsers. However, on Android and iOS, the situation is different. While the extension works on Android, it requires accessing Prime Video or Disney+ in desktop mode. Since most major browsers do not support extensions on Android, the developer suggests using a browser that does, such as Kiwi Browser.

For more information on Streaming Enhanced, you can visit the project's GitHub page, which provides details on how the skipping functionality works. The provided link to the article on ghacks.net offers additional information about the extension and its capabilities.
 

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This looks really good and handy to use.

Privacy wise looks okay too. Open source which is nice and the extension(s) page state:

''The developer has disclosed that it will not collect or use your data.

This developer declares that your data is

  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes''

I think I will give it a go!
 

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