How to See IMDB Ratings in Netflix on Chrome and Android

How to See IMDB Ratings in Netflix on Chrome and Android

Netflix has become the gold standard in Hollywood. Movies, shows, and critically acclaimed originals, Netflix is committed to maintaining its numero uno status amid rising competition.

How to See IMDB Ratings in Netflix on Chrome and Android

While I, like everyone else, love binge-watching content on Netflix, there is one thing I miss: IMDb ratings. IMDb is the gold standard of ratings, so Netflix should have incorporated it in their app. Only they didn’t.

Interesting Fact: John Antioco, CEO of Blockbuster, made a bad call. He could have bought Netflix for $50 million but decided against it. Today, Netflix is worth almost $150 billion with over 100 million subscribers worldwide!

IMDb ratings are accurate and can help you narrow your search for the next best movie or show. After all, finding hidden gems on Netflix can be difficult, and IMDb ratings are reliable.

The problem is these two don’t get along. When I was trying to find good war documentaries on Netflix, I had to go back and forth between the two sites to check ratings. I realized there had to be a better way.

How to See IMDb Ratings in Netflix for Chrome

This is an easy task. Like everything else, there is a Chrome extension for viewing IMDb ratings in Netflix on the popular browser.

To install the extension, open the IMDb Ratings for Netflix extension link (shared below) and click on the blue Add to Chrome button.

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A popup will appear asking for your permission to ‘Add Extension’ and displaying a list of permissions for data access. If you want more information, click on the Show Details link. Once you’re satisfied, click on Add Extension to download and install it.

How to See IMDB Ratings in Netflix on Chrome and Android

A CRX file will be downloaded and the extension installed in seconds. You will now see a new icon in Chrome with the rest of your active extensions. You don’t have to do anything else. Here’s a screenshot of a Netflix war documentary search before the extension was installed. And here’s the same search with the extension installed. You’ll notice the familiar IMDb ratings for each entry. By the way, if you’re into these kind of movies, you must watch Last Days in Vietnam. The extension also shows the number of votes the show/movie has received, which makes it even more useful.

How to See IMDb Ratings in Netflix on Android

Installing the Chrome extension only solved half the equation as I often use my Android tablet to continue from where I left. That’s usually in my bed when I am awake late in the night munching on snacks and thinking whether I should Netflix, or sleep early and go swimming in the morning! It’s summer here.

This is where Flutter comes into the picture. A nifty little app that will display IMDb ratings in Netflix on your Android.

Go to Play Store and install the lightweight app.

How to See IMDB Ratings in Netflix on Chrome and Android

When launching the app for the first time, you will see a search bar to find the movie/show you want on Netflix. To make it work in the app, tap “Configure settings.”

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How to See IMDB Ratings in Netflix on Chrome and Android

To enable Netflix, go to Manage supported apps and turn on the Netflix option. The system also supports Amazon Prime and Google Play Movies & TV.

How to See IMDB Ratings in Netflix on Chrome and AndroidHow to See IMDB Ratings in Netflix on Chrome and Android

To activate Flutter, go to Settings and click on the Activate Flutter button at the bottom of the screen.

How to See IMDB Ratings in Netflix on Chrome and Android

Flutter will ask you to enable accessibility in the settings. Open Accessibility Settings to do so.

How to See IMDB Ratings in Netflix on Chrome and Android

To make your Flutter Movie Ratings accessible, go to Accessibility settings and enable the toggle for it.

How to See IMDB Ratings in Netflix on Chrome and AndroidHow to See IMDB Ratings in Netflix on Chrome and Android

You are all set. Open the Netflix app and search for your favorite show/movie. When you open it, you should see IMDb rating with the Flutter brand in a bright yellow background. You simply cannot miss it.

The rating will appear momentarily and then vanish. You can control the popup time limit in the settings area to a maximum of 10 seconds and a minimum of 1 second.

How to See IMDB Ratings in Netflix on Chrome and Android

Flutter has TTS support to read IMDb ratings out loud. You can manage data by clearing search history, deleting data, or importing/exporting data when you change your smartphone.

How to See IMDB Ratings in Netflix on Chrome and Android

Rating Experience

Flutter solves the IMDb problem, but Netflix should act more mature. I understand Prime is a competition, but Netflix should have included IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes in their interface long ago.

Want more Netflix tricks? Learn how to control your Netflix account using Google Assistant on Android below.

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