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Google Chrome now allows Netflix binge-watchers to read screenplays while watching via this extension

Google Chrome now allows Netflix binge-watchers to read screenplays while watching via this extension

Subtitles and screenplay are two different things. For most film enthusiasts, they enjoy watching a movie more if they have access to its screenplay as it is one of the most vital cores of filmmaking that gives them room to soak in the structured backbone of a certain reel.

Heads up, cinephiles! Google Chrome browser, through a third-party extension ScreenplaySubs, have now enabled viewers to stream on Netflix and toggle the screenplay on and off for select movies.

Created by user Egan Bisma, this nifty function is easy to install and navigate.

“ScreenplaySubs is a self-funded app purely driven by the goal to make it easier to appreciate the hard work and passion [the] Filmmakers put to manifest each line from screenplay into reality,” Bisma explained in the description.

Through this innovation, we can now enter a new realm oof viewing experience as we are given new things to discover, including:

  • When a dialogue is improvised/reworded.
  • When a scene is omitted or included in production/post.
  • What action is trying to emphasize on.
  • When the order between the two scenes is switched.
  • In general, how an action, dialogue, or scene heading is translated to screen.

Since this extension is new and still improving, they’ve only allowed 13 films for the feature, namely: he Social Network, Lady Bird, The Dark Knight, Hot Fuzz, Inception, Marriage Story, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Steve Jobs, Inglorious Basterds, The Irishman, Zodiac, and Silver Linings Playbook. 

Don’t worry, Bisma promises to add more with every batch uploaded weekly.

Here’s how you can start accessing Screenplay Subs now:

1. Install the browser extension in Chrome or Firefox.

2. Check out the movie catalog for movies to watch, and press “Watch”.

3. You’ll be redirected to Netflix and can start watching the movie with a screenplay by pressing the toggle button at the top right corner.

Happy binge-watching!

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