Here’s how to avoid Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers

These are the tools you are looking for when it comes to protecting yourself from Star Wars spoilers - or you could just shut your computer in the fridge and hibernate...


There’s a new Star Wars film coming out. If you didn’t know that then you are clearly a master at avoiding Star Wars spoilers and don’t need this article – just carry on doing whatever it is you’re doing under that rock.


If, on the other hand, you are only too aware that The Force Awakens is out this week, can’t wait to see but in the meantime are keen to avoid the plethora of potential spoilers pervading all corners of the internet, then you need one of these Star Wars spoiler blockers…

Google Chrome

There are a number of extensions you can add to your Chrome desktop browser that claim to block mentions of Star Wars and The Force Awakens, including Force Blocker and the aptly names Star Wars Spoiler Blocker. Just visit the Chrome extensions store and pick one.


This is your greatest enemy when it come to Star Wars spoilers. Use a tool like Tweetbox to protect yourself. This works with Apple mobile devices – iPads, iPhone, (iTouch) – and allows you to mute certain keywords or Twitter users. Just tap and hold the #hashtag, word or person you want to get rid of and select ‘mute’ from the dropdown menu. It’s surprisingly satisfying.

The world

Stay at home. Turn off the electricity. Wrap your computer in tinfoil and put it in the fridge. Wear earplugs, with ear muffs over the top. Don’t answer the door. And basically hibernate until it’s your turn to see The Force Awakens.


Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is on general release from 17th December