Not so long ago, Netflix used to ship DVD and Blu Ray by snail mail to its customers. Today it’s totally online service and the good news with technology is you hack play with it. Find below the best Netflix hacks.
Finding movies or TV Shows to watch
Several ways exist to enhance your Netflix experience, let’s see a few of them.
Tired of browsing Netflix for hours without being able to find a single movie to watch? Then you should try the Chrome Extension Netflix Enhancer. It allows you to browse Netflix’s movies by Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB ratings. It replaces the dead abetterqueue, RIP.
If that’s not enough to help you decide what to watch, you could also try Netflix roulette, it allows you to find a movie / TV Show by choosing some key “ingredients”, such as a defined actor, director, a genre or even a keyword.
Another great Netflix hacks is called “genre code”, it allows you to sort movies by genre, but has a lot wider subgenre than Netflix genuinely offers. As you can see Netflix URL looks like this :
All you have to do is replace “XXXX” by the desired genre code. Several lists of genre code can be found over internet. A good comprehensive list can be found below :
[sociallocker]Netflix Genre Code[/sociallocker]
If you still can’t make your mind, don’t forget about Date Night that is not only limited to Netflix.
Watching them properly
Now that you have found a movie to watch, let’s make sure you watch it in the best possible conditions.
First of, HD ! If you have an HD account, make sure it is activated. In order to do so, go to Your Account, Select Playback Settings, and under Data Usage, select High. Then click Save.
There is another good Netflix hacks that allows you to pop up a secret menu in order to access hidden settings. Press the following buttons at the same time : Alt+Shit+Left Click, it will pop up a menu allowing you to configure many settings, from stream quality, buffering, and more advanced setups.
Also don’t forget about the Netflix keystroke, since it is very convenient :
- The Spacebar and Enter keys function as a pause/play button.
- PgDn pauses, while PgUp plays.
- F will take you to full screen; Esc will take you out of it.
- Shift+Left Arrow will rewind, while Shift+Right Arrow will fast forward.
- Up and Down Arrows should impact volume levels.
- M is a toggle for mute.
More Netflix hacks
Finally, for even more Netflix hacks, have a look at the dedicated subreddit.
I hope you enjoyed and found it useful. If you have any other hacks you would like to share, please do so by commenting.