The Netflix app is notoriously tricky to navigate thanks to one of the most poorly designed search features ever. There’s no advanced search feature, no way to search by other users’ ratings, and no native way to browse the hundreds of categories (though you can use the secret Netflix codes when watching Netflix in a browser).
All these issues are caused by the fact Netflix doesn’t want to draw attention to its shrinking library, even if the overall quality of its library is increasing with its collection of amazing original Netflix shows.
Here’s one way to improve Netflix: Wouldn’t it be great if you could see each movie’s IMDb rating directly within the Netflix app? Well, it turns out that you can. Keep reading to find out how to do this.
How to Get IMDb Ratings in the Netflix Android App
The app you need is called Flutter. It is available for free in the Google Play Store and is entirely ad-free.
Flutter relies on Android’s accessibility services to work. The accessibility services allow the app to read the on-screen content. It then uses the information to correlate the content you’re looking at with IMDb. As soon as the search is complete, the IMDb rating will pop up on your screen.
The app will guide you through the process of providing accessibility permissions when you fire it up for the first time and click on Activate Flutter.
Flutter also offers some extra functionality. You can use it to build collections of content you want to watch, browse your viewing history, and log your favorite shows.
Best of all, Flutter also supports Amazon Prime Video and Google Play. The developers have even promised that more streaming services will be supported in the near future.
And if you still cannot decide what to watch, just take our advice and see our list of the best movies to watch on Netflix.
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