SILVER SPRING, Md. — In an attempt to “take the awkwardness out of movie night,” the Adventist Church has created HopStop, a companion app to Netflix.
HopStop covers every show or movie on Netflix. Tolerable titles that contain scenes requiring fast-forwarding are categorized as ‘Hops.’
The app buzzes one minute before each fast-forward scene and sets off an old-school Sabbath School bell when it’s time to fast-forward or ‘hop’ to the next scene.
Titles that qualify as “Stops” are off limits to Adventists. The app delivers a mild electric shock to the user to prevent so much as a preview of the objectionable title.
Data on users that ignore HopStop’s recommendations will be made available on the app’s companion site, RemnantCop.