If you are a movie buff, deciding on which movie to watch next often becomes a tedious task. You scrounge through multiple websites, reviews, and then search for that movie on Netflix or order it from your local library. Ubuntu users though, especially the ones who want everything at their fingertips, can make the most out of Unity’s Dash to find out more about the movies they’re planning to watch. By installing a couple of lenses, you can save yourself the trouble of visiting multiple websites just to know more about that movie.
Use The Wikipedia Lens To Find Out More About The Movie
The Wikipedia lens, which lets you search for articles from the open encyclopedia, can also help you get some more information about the movie you’re planning to watch. Simply install the lens and then type in the name of the movie. Then, a link to the movie’s article will show up on the list. A word of warning though, many Wikipedia articles on movies tend to reveal the whole storyline, which, I guess is something you don’t want to read before the movie.
Use The Rotten Tomatoes Lens To Check The Movie’s Ratings
The Rotten Tomatoes Lens allows you to check for ratings of your favorite movies. Once installed, you can simply search for your favorite movie by invoking the launcher and its ratings will show up on your Dash.
Use The Torrents Lens To Download The Movie You Want
Once you’ve looked up a bunch of movies and decided upon which one to watch, you can finally use the torrents lens to download your favorite one and watch it with a bucket of popcorn and coke. The torrents lens and the Piratebay scope let you search for your favorite torrent files by using the launcher.
To install the aforementioned lenses and scopes, type in or paste the following commands in your terminal ( Ctrl + Alt + T ):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-lens-wikipedia unity-scope-rottentomatoes unity-lens-torrents unity-scope-piratebay