I guess most people know about the movie web app site, which pulls videos from various sources.

Recently they added a request to download an extension to your browser, for optimal perfomance and better quality.

It is featured on the firefox android extensions site from Mozilla, it has a github page. What I read online is that it seems the extension wants access to everything you do in your browser, which seems kind of sketchy.

What do people here think about it? Anyone installed it and can say more?

Edit: thanks for all the comments, looks like less people knew about this than I thought.

  • TWeaK
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    144 months ago

    I don’t know what you mean by the movie web app site, but yeah that extension does sound dodgy. “Optimal performance and better quality” sounds like something a spyware vendor would say to try and get people to download, I can’t think of any valid technical reason a browser extension would enable functionality beyond that which the browser already has.

    • @TrickDacy@lemmy.world
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      44 months ago

      Do you know what extensions are? They have extremely different use cases from websites themselves.

      The obvious use case here and in most cases is to provide functionality that works with a variety of websites. I have no clue about this movie app stuff specifically but the extension might exist to allow you to view more data about a movie from a variety of websites such as imdb and rotten tomatoes.

      • TWeaK
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        64 months ago

        Recently they added a request to download an extension to your browser, for optimal perfomance and better quality.

        Like I say, I don’t know what site or service they’re referring to, but this was the claim about what the extension was for.

        I’m sure there could be an extension that checked IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes, but that doesn’t seem to be what this is. Frankly, as a rule of thumb I wouldn’t download any extension from a pirate streaming website.

    • @BearOfaTime@lemm.ee
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      34 months ago

      While I agree with the bulk of your statement, I think this may need to be reworded, as the whole point of extensions is to do as you describe:

      I can’t think of any valid technical reason a browser extension would enable functionality beyond that which the browser already has.

      I’ve tried rephrasing this in my head, and I think I get what you mean, but not sure.

      • TWeaK
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        14 months ago

        Yeah I know what you mean. I was mainly referring to the capability to play videos. Obviously, extensions enhance functionality, but they don’t really make videos load quicker or in higher quality.