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How to stop spoilers: app blocks mentions of TV shows to keep you safe from having Game of Thrones or anything else ruined

Published 19/05/2015

Game of Thrones, sports teams and events as well as other TV shows can all be blocked by the Chrome extension and app
Game of Thrones, sports teams and events as well as other TV shows can all be blocked by the Chrome extension and app
On the set of Game of Thrones
A scene from season five of Game of Thrones and Lena Headey as Queen Cersei Lannister
Arya from Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is the biggest TV production to be filmed in Northern Ireland
Prime Minister David Cameron during a visit to the Titanic Studios in Belfast, where they saw the film sets for the TV drama Game of Thrones. Photo: Stefan Rousseau
The Camerons tour the Game of Thrones production offices at Paint Hall
Game of Thrones is made at Titanic Studios in Belfast
A cast member on Portstewart Strand after it was closed to facilitate filming for Game of Thrones

New app Spoiler Shield promises to block all mentions of any TV shows or sports events that you want to avoid, keeping fans safe as spoiler season reaches its peak.

Spoiler Shield comes as a Chrome extension and an app for iOS and Android. It creates a special version of your Facebook and Twitter feeds with all of the annoying spoilers removed.

Users select from a list of television shows, events like the Oscars and sports teams. The Chrome extension will then hide any posts containing those words from your feed, and the mobile app will present a specially-curated version of your social networks.

Any blocked update can be viewed by double clicking. Before they are, posts appear greyed out with a message identifying them as having being shielded.

Users can only block phrases that appear in the site's pre-written list. That list includes over 50 TV shows as well as NFL, NBA and MBL teams, but no custom options can be added.

If that isn't enough — or you want to get a bit more specific — you can follow our guide to blocking any words or phrases from all of your social networks.

Independent News Service

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