Control YouTube, Pandora, Grooveshark & Netflix in Chrome

December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays to everyone from Flutter!

We are so excited and pleased to release a new version that allows you to control music & videos in Google Chrome using gestures — just in time for the holiday season. Flutter now supports YouTube, Pandora, Grooveshark & Netflix.

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This version has been in the works for long. In fact, we originally conceived the Flutter idea to control Netflix while watching movies on a laptop from the comfort of our couch. However, as we built support for Netflix and YouTube, the music use case grew upon us. Also we realized that asking users to install an application as well as a browser extension was complicated for the first iteration of the product. Hence we paused on this feature, and built a simple standalone Flutter app for music & videos for iTunes, Spotify, VLC, QuickTime and Windows Media Player to name a few. 

This new version is (in some sense) going back to our roots. The installation process is very simple: the new Flutter app automatically opens the Flutter extension url at the end of the tutorial. Simply clicking “Add to Chrome” allows you to enjoy songs, movies and more using gesture control within your browser. 

We added more UI changes and applications. This new version also supports Powerpoint and Keynote. Now a click on the Flutter icon allows easy camera on/off. You can access the Flutter menu using “ctrl-click” (Mac) or “right-click” (Windows). Moreover, as we added support for more applications, we realized that everyone has their preferred music/video app or website. You can now mark that preference using the “Preferred App” Flutter menu. For example, if you mark Spotify as preferred app while creating a Keynote, as long as Spotify is running, Flutter will control Spotify playlist even if you are focused on Keynote. 

We will be updating AppStore version in early 2013. For now direct download the new version. 

Thanks again for the wonderful feedback, ratings & the support you all have provided. Keep them coming.

Have a wonderful Flutterific Holiday and enjoy the magic