Who doesn’t love a good workaround? Whether you wish to watch content unavailable to your country, jump forward without anyone knowing, or just want a random and not an AI movie chosen based on an algorithm, we have some Netflix Hacks that will surely make you go “Wow, why didn’t I think of that?”. The most popular Netflix hacks is probably the use of VPNs, but this article has even more than that. Here are 13 Netflix hacks to make your Netflix experience even more pleasurable.
13 Netflix Hacks you should start using now
Netflix’s Secret/Genre Codes:
Do you wish to spice up your viewing options? Feel like a pro when you have friends over? Then these codes will come in handy. There are hundreds of distinct codes that can be used to search for secret genres that aren’t visible in the main menu. Some popular ones include anime (7427), classical musicals (32392), etc.
Use VPNs to watch content restricted to your country:
This is a must-have on every Netflix Hack list on the internet, simply because we have all enjoyed it and wonder why so many people still choose to remain limited. The Netflix catalog differs in some countries due to territorial licensing laws and copyright restrictions. Luckily, VPNs come in handy, to give you a way around them. Using a VPN grants you access to blocked content from around the world.
Keep some shows for offline viewing:
As much as some may wish to, we can’t sit in front of our devices all day, watching our favorite TV shows, but we can save them for later, by downloading them offline for viewing at a later and more convenient time (without your boss at your shoulder).
Use keyboard shortcuts:
Yep, it is as simple as that. This applies to users on a laptop or computer. Shortcuts like ‘Spacebar – Pause and Play’, ‘F – full screen’, ‘Esc – exit full screen, ‘Up/down arrow – Increase/Reduce the volume’, ‘Left/Right arrow – Rewind/fast-forward by ten seconds’, ‘M – mute’
Customize your subtitles:
For more control over your subtitle’s appearance, you can choose the font type, color, size, and shadow. Just navigate to Account🡪Settings🡪Subtitles appearance🡪Change, then save when you’re done. You can be liberal with it. It’s your viewing experience.
Delete specific content from your history:
Did you just want to get to the end? We’ve all been there. The suspense is killing you, and you decide to jump further, but don’t wish for others to know. You can remove that episode from your watch history and it will be like you were never there. To do this, navigate to Account🡪Your profile🡪Viewing activity. Select the no entry symbol, and voila.
Remove content from “Continue Watching”:
Not all Netflix shows appeal to everyone. You could start a movie or TV show and realize your dislike for the whole genre right there and then. Don’t fret, we have a solution for you to remove it from your ‘Continue Watching’ row. The simplest way to remove it is by using Netflix’s mobile application. Under the Continue Watching Row, click the three vertical dots and select ‘Remove from Row’.
Pay based on your viewing habits:
Everyone loves the idea of having Netflix at their beck and call, but not everyone needs to or has the time to watch Netflix like every other person. Ensure that the plan you purchase is suitable and worthwhile for your schedule and for the number of devices you wish to make use of.
Prevent Autoplay Trailers:
For some people, it is annoying to have those autoplay trailers pop up when they read the description of a specific movie or show. It may not be unnecessary all the time, but you can choose to disable it and ensure your sanity. Navigate to Account🡪My profile🡪Playback Settings. Make your changes there.
Request for a TV Show or Movie:
Not many people know this, but you can request up to three movie titles or TV shows, and if the gods of Netflix decide to shine their face upon you, maybe, just maybe, you will see it in the “Coming to Netflix” section.
Use the ‘Thumb’ to adjust your recommendations:
The Netflix algorithm also listens to your likes and dislikes. The more you use the ‘Thumbs’, the more the algorithm knows what to suggest and what not to. You can streamline your suggestions and see what interests you.
Don’t search for titles alone:
Just like a sharpshooter, you can be more clinical with your searches, even without searching for a specific title. ‘Family movie’ will bring up movies with families as the main theme, saving the time of searching online for family movies, and then searching if they exist in the Netflix catalog.
Watch Netflix at off-peak hours:
The late-night time at or early in the morning is best to stream quality movies without any interruption from your ISP.
Your overall viewing experience is based on how far you are willing to go to make your Netflix subscription worthwhile. You don’t have to break the bank to take advantage of these hacks, you just need an internet connection and an open mind.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Are Netflix hacks illegal?
The ‘Hacks’ given here are to improve your viewing experience, there may be some extremes, but try to stay on the right side of the law in everything you do.
- Do I need to pay to have access to Netflix Hacks?
All hacks in this article are for free, as long as you already have a Netflix subscription.
- Will I get banned for using Netflix Hacks?
These hacks only improve your viewing experience, they don’t break any laws.
- Will these hacks work on other streaming platforms?
Some may work, but in a different way and process.