There are lots of tricks and tips available to get the most out of your Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) streaming service.In this article, I will share with you the 10 best Netflix tips, tricks, and hacks that you should use to dramatically improve your binge experience.
In this article, I will share with you the 10 best Netflix tips, tricks, and hacks that you should use to dramatically improve your binge experience.
Here are the tips.
1# Add IMDb Profiles, Rotten Tomatoes Ratings, and Trailers
If you are looking to a Netflix what-to-watch-guide, you should download the Netflix Enhancement Suite, a free Google Chrome extension that shows trailers, IMDb, and Rotten Tomatoes ratings, and much more.
If you enjoy Netflix on your smart TV or a set-top box like Apple TV or Roku, just download the Upflix app to your iPhone or any Android device. The Upflix app allows you to find best movies on Netflix.
2# Use Secret Netflix Codes to Unlock Thousands of Hidden Categories
Did you know that Netflix has thousands of hidden categories? You can use secret codes to find movies from sub-genre that the streaming service would not normally allow you to see.
The streaming giant uses secret codes to organize content and help users choose the right movie based on likes, viewing history, actors, actresses, and a ton other variables. HERE is a list of the category codes that you can use to view Netflix in an entirely new way.
3# Delete Your Viewing History (Or Just Embarrassing Titles)
There may be several reasons as to why you want to clear your Netflix viewing history.
Netflix allows subscribers to selectively delete their history. Just login to your account, and go to the viewing activity page – here is the link to the page. You will find everything you have watched. Now you can delete all of the titles or just embarrassing ones (embarrassing titles mean video content that is embarrassing 😉 ).
And if those misdeeds extend into the great streaming beyond, here’s how to cover your tracks on YouTube, Hulu, Amazon, and more.
4# Use Reddit to Find The Best Titles To Watch
Reddit is a great place to find and share information on any topic.
You can go to NetflixBestOf subreddit to find information about notable Netflix movies and shows.
5# Fix Slow Buffering
Using a simple trick, you can put an end to buffering – nobody likes this.
To gain an access to the hidden streaming features on Netflix to adjust buffering settings, hold down Shift + Ctrl + Option + S (while playing a title). A hidden menu will open and you will find buffering fixes and other streaming options.
If you stream videos on your gaming consoles (Xbox, Wii, PlayStation 3), use the directional pad and click Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up to open up the hidden menu.
6# Stream Off-Peak Hours For Better Video Quality
If you have a slow internet connection, then you should stream in morning or late at night. That is going to improve your video quality.
Studies have shown that off-peak hours are best for streaming. You can a better video quality because fewer people stream during off-peak hours.
7# Check Your Settings For HD or Ultra HD
Many Netflix users do not bother to check out their streaming settings for HD or Ultra HD.
To make sure you are set up for HD viewing, go to Netflix.com/HdToggle and select “High”. However, keep in mind that do not stream outside of Wi-Fi zones – except if you want to destroy your data plan. For smartphone users who do not have an unlimited data plan, “Low” is the best option.
8# Keyboard Shortcuts
Here are five keyboard shortcuts that you should know.
– Use F for full screen
– Use ESC to exit or close
– Page Down to pause the video, while Page Up will play it.
– The Spacebar Button also perform pause and play functions.
– Shift + Right Arrow for fast forwarding, while Shift + Left Arrow will rewind the video.
9# Use WhereToWatch to for Broad Search
WhereToWatch is a video search engine that can help you find best Netflix titles and save time.
This video search engine allows you can search by title, actor or director.
10# Customizing Subtitles
If you love to watch a lot of foreign content, you should visit the Subtitle Preferences menu.
The menu allows users to change the color, size, and font of all subtitles and captions.
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