10 Netflix Hidden Features, Tips and Tricks

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If you could spend all day binge-watching series on Netflix, you would. And who could blame you? Netflix’s company goal is to provide you with as much content as possible. Our Netflix tips will help you to find exciting content and show you hidden features and functions. Whether offline mode, data saving mode or diagnostics.

Here are 10 tips, tricks, and “hacks” (for lack of a better word) that will improve your Netflix experience

1. Watch with friends online

Getting a few friends over to watch a film is guaranteed to be a good evening, but sometimes it’s just not practical – maybe they’ve moved too far away, or it looks a bit too rainy outside and neither of you can be bothered to change out of your pyjamas. And that’s where Chrome extension Netflix Party steps in. It’s basically a chat room that runs alongside your Netflix stream so you can watch a movie at the same time while talking with each other. It’s a great way to do something together without actually being together, and it makes for a nice change of pace from just Skype dates. This Netflix hack works particularly well for those ‘flix fans in long distance relationships, who don’t want to wait months to watch the next episode of House of Cards with their significant other.

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2. Discover the best movies and series

The Netflix app already has a built-in filter, which shows you a small selection of popular films and series that are currently available via the subscription service. If you are looking for an easier way of getting through the catalog to locate the things you’re actually interested in watching, there are a few third-party websites which help cut through the search process. Can I Stream.it? is one of the best websites around to search for movies and TV shows that are available to rent or buy on all major online streaming providers.

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3. Get better ratings, and watch the very best shows

Not always sure what you want to watch when there’s so much choice? the enhancer can help make sure you pick only the very best movies by adding in IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings and trailers. Let’s face it, the Netflix star rating system isn’t always the best indicator of quality (and the descriptions can be even worse) so to be in able to see alternatives in the same browser without having to switch out anywhere makes decision-making far easier.

4. Use Netflix’s secret categories for better searching

You know those annoyingly broad categories that Netflix gives you that sees mind-bending sci-fi films hobnobbing it in the same section as mindless shooty space gun movies, and Norbit classed as romance? Well, turns out there’s a secret set of categories that you can’t easily see but breaks things down far better than the actual homepage. They’re hiding on specific numbered URLs and there’s a huge list of them right here, so if you like horror (but only if it’s got zombies) or documentaries (but only those about crime), then this is the answer to your slowly decaying prayers.

5. Put an End to Buffering

Buffering time is the scourge of bingers everywhere. How can one be expected to navigate Mad Men’s dark themes and dramatic buildups, if the climax is snarled by the horrors of excessive loading? There are some workarounds here, but they only work for watching on a computer: while playing a title, hold down Shift+Opt (Shift+Alt for Windows) and left click to open up a “hidden” menu (called the Stream Manager) with buffering fixes and other streaming options.

6. Improve recommendations

Did you know that Netflix divides its users into more than 2,000 different groups and makes recommendations based on these groups? Or that there are a total of around 30,000 different genres in which the individual contents are sorted? Your Netflix recommendations are based on these characteristics as well as on the viewing habits of all other Netflix users.

7. Use an unblocker to get other countries Netflix Movies

Did you know other countries’ Netflixes have movies and TV shows that aren’t included in our US version? What the hell, right?! Why should Argentina get Modern Family, when we’re stuck streaming five seasons of Undercover Boss? Unblockers like Smartflix (for free) or the pay-for-play Media Hint trick the site into thinking you are in another country, granting you access to literally hundreds of new titles. Though Media Hint isn’t free, it may be a better option than Hola, considering the unblocker has landed in some hot water recently over security issues. Unblock at your own risk.

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8. Get rid of the episode breaks and pop-ups

Picture the scene: you’re all snuggly under a blanket, there’s a bowl of snacks within arm’s reach and you’ve got a free night to binge on your TV show of choice. You get really into the first episode and then… there’s a really awkward 30-second pause before it’ll start the next one. It’s just long enough to get annoyed by the thought of possibly getting up to do something useful. Or, even worse still is when your marathon sesh is interrupted by an irritating pop-up asking “Are you still watching?” Flix Assist allows you to completely stop all of that pop-up nonsense AND remove the countdown to the next episode. The day is saved!

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9. Request your favorite movie or show directly to Netflix

There’s nothing worse than being in the mood for a particular show or movie only to realize it’s not even on the streaming service. But rather than just sulk about it and silently fume (it’s okay, we’ve all been there), it turns out there’s a way to turn your frown upside down and put requests directly to Netflix for consideration.

10. Subtitles you can actually read

Not everyone is a fan of subtitles – and not just because the films are in anything other than English. One of the main complaints I have heard is “I don’t like foreign language films because I can’t read the damn subtitles.” Happily, Netflix has found a way around this issue by enabling subscribers to adjust not only the size of the subtitles but also any captions or alternative audio for your device. Go to the Netflix homepage and sign into your account. Open options menu under your account name and select “Your Account.” Go to “My Profile” and then click on the “Subtitle appearance” link. Select your preferred text size from the three options available. Once you’re happy with your choice, click “Save.”

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