Popcorn for Safari 3.0
Popcorn is a simple Safari extension that will show you IMDb, Metascore and Rotten Tomatoes ratings on Netflix. It is simple and straightforward to use, has no ads and doesn’t track you or collect your personal data.
And best of all? It’s free to use.
Popcorn for Safari requires Safari 14 or later on macOS 11.0 Big Sur or later. It also requires Netflix page in English language so it is able to match the movie titles properly. You can still use any subtitles or a movie audio you want.
Start by downloading the Popcorn for Safari app from the Mac App Store. This is the containing macOS app that Safari extension is bundled with.
Open the app and it will tell you if the extension is currently active in Safari and if not - a button there can take you directly to Safari preferences where you need to enable it.
So when you open preferences just tick the box to activate the extension. You may also need to confirm the action.
Hang tight, there’s one more step to actually run it. While browsing netflix.com, if the popup doesn’t show, open it up by clicking Popcorn toolbar item in Safari and finally allow it to run.
And that’s it, prepare your popcorn!
Just open movie details and if everything is set correctly, the ratings should appear above the description.
Did you notice IMDb text is also a link? 👀 It can take you to IMDb movie page directly.
If you decide to support the project by tipping, you’ll also get an option to turn on the ratings on movie tiles. Just hover the mouse above the movie tile without a need to expand the details. For more, visit Settings and Tip Jar sections in the app.
If you took all the steps above but you still can’t get ratings to show, check the following:
- Make sure Popcorn extension toolbar icon in Safari is showing in color while you’re browsing Netflix. That means you installed it properly, granted all the necessary permissions and that it’s running.
- Make sure Netflix profile language is English. For a help with setting the language on Netflix, please check this article and look under the Change Netflix display language.
- If everyting looks correctly at this point but you still don’t see the ratings, try restarting Safari which can sometimes be stubborn when loading new extensions.
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