Everyone has a Netflix subscription at present. It’s easy to see why: zero pop-up ads, original programming, offline playback and so much more. I am guilty of using my Spectrum Mobile plan to stream Netflix shows on the go. This user-friendly platform hasn’t failed to bring the best entertainment from the latest movies, docu-series, TV series, and more.
Are you sure you are getting the most out of your Netflix subscription? Here some useful hacks to boost your user experience:
1: Download the Netflix Enhancement Suite
This suite includes add-ons. You can add rotten tomatoes, IMDB links, and even trailers on every title to enhance the experience. When you can’t decide what to watch, this enhancement suit will let you check the rating and watch trailers to test if the content is worth your time.
2: Use Secret Codes to Simplify Your Search On Netflix
So much time is wasted scrolling through the options and deciding what to watch. Netflix’s recommendations are not always great.
To find underrated content, use Netflix’s code. Hundreds of codes are out there that can be used for finding the hidden gems, which are not displayed in the main menu. These codes are specific to genres. Do a little Google search for these codes.
3: Stream During Off-Peak Hours For Better Quality
Users often complain about Netflix’s video quality. The thing is, when so many users are streaming together, the video’s quality is likely to affect. For a better experience, watch Netflix during off-peak hours such as late at night or early in the morning. Not only will you enjoy better video quality, but experience improved internet speed as well.
4: Use the Shortcut Keys
With these keyboard shortcut keys, make your binge-watching experience more worthwhile:
- Press the “F” key for fullscreen
- Hit “Esc” to exit fullscreen
- Use the “spacebar” for pause and play
- Fast forward by pressing shift and right arrow keys together
- Rewind by pressing shift and left arrow keys together
- Mute by pressing “M”
5: Watch Your Favorite Content Offline
Yes, Netflix lets its subscribers watch their favorite titles offline on any device they like. Simply download the content and watch whenever you like.
Save your mobile data. By downloading a movie from home internet and watching it on the go without internet.
6: Binge Watch Real-Time With Friends and Fam
Amidst the pandemic, the Netflix Party chrome extension came in handy. Since people were quarantining home, they missed hanging out with their loved ones. Thanks to this chrome extension, friends and families connected virtually by watching movies together online.
There is no reason why you shouldn’t be using this extension even today. Using Netflix Party, you can chat with your friends in real-time while you are watching the mobile. To use this feature, everyone to be invited must have separate Netflix accounts. Up to 50 people can watch and collaborate together.
7: Clear the “Continue Watching” Row
Unfinished titles appear in the “continue watching row.” it’s annoying to see them especially when you started a movie and halfway through, you realized, it’s not worth your time.
Did you know you can remove the movies or series from which you longer want to continue watching? It’s easier to remove them from your Netflix mobile app. Follow these steps:
- Log into your Netflix account
- Look for the continue watching row
- Click on the 3 vertical dots next to the show/movie you want to remove
- Hit “remove from the row”
- Tap Ok to confirm
You can thank me later!
8: Binge-Watch Non-Stop
It’s a bit passive-aggressive when the message “are you still watching” appears all of a sudden.
Show Netflix who’s the boss by downloading and installing the “Never Ending Netflix” extension. It prevents annoying pop-ups like these from appearing, especially if you are in the middle of a glorious marathon of watching all episodes of an interesting show in one sitting.
9: Turn Titles into Audiobook
Have you ever wished to watch something without really watching it? This hack is a game-changer.
- Go to the subtitle icon and move to the audio tab.
- Hit “Audio description”
- A narrator will describe everything happening on-screen.
You can now watch your favorite show or movie while multitasking.
Note: This feature is not available on all titles yet.
Also read: Netflix extension for chrome
These tips and tricks are sure to take your Netflix experience to the next level. Share them with your friends. If you are aware of an unsung hack, share it with the world. Let us know in the comment section below.