It’s not hard to understand why people are so crazy about Netflix. It’s easy to use, there are no commercials, not to mention that it provides original content. If you’ve ditched cable TV for Netflix, good for you. You can enjoy family-friendly and educational TV shows at home or on the go. Netflix is always available to meet your needs. If Netflix gets the bulk of your time, this article is for you. Keep on reading because we’re going to disclose the most important tips, tricks, and hacks you can use to spice up your streaming sessions. You’ll get your money’s worth with your monthly subscription.
Image source: https://unsplash.com/photos/Nn0Ap_GCzw4
Eliminate embarrassing titles from your viewing activity
When you open Netflix and shuffle through your viewing activity, you can see some pretty embarrassing titles. Well, taste is very subjective and every person has their unique taste. There’s nothing to feel ashamed about. So what if you take pleasure in watching Glee? It’s your guilty pleasure. If you don’t want your significant other or a friend to know what you were watching, simply hide your viewing activity. This way, they won’t make fun of you. It’s not that your loved ones don’t care about your feelings. It’s just that they don’t understand that, sometimes, you’d rather watch the bad stuff than the good stuff.
Whether you’re embarrassed by your taste or you simply don’t want your loved ones to know that you’ve watched a show or movie without them, delete your Netflix viewing activity. It’s quite simple. Nobody will know what you’ve been doing late at night and Netflix’s algorithms won’t give you unwanted suggestions. Log into your Netflix account and scroll down to the Profile & Parental Control section. There, click View next, which will take you to your Viewing Activity. You’ll see everything you’ve watched in chronological order. Remove any titles that might upset you.
Use codes to access hidden genres
In case you didn’t already know, there are hidden genres on Netflix. To put it simply, there’s a lot of hidden content that you don’t know about. The reason why you don’t have access to these shows and movies is that Netflix recommends specific genres if you’ve watched something familiar. It collects data about what you’re watching and offers personalized suggestions. The question now is: How do you access the genres that are hidden from the view? Well, there are certain codes you can use to get around this problem. There are countless unique codes that will take you to a menu that shows content associated with that genre.
Don’t find yourself making choices based on recommended content. Decide for yourself what you want to see. As mentioned earlier, there are several codes that can be used to unlock hyper-specific genres such as cerebral-French dramas. This isn’t the time or place to list all these access codes. If you do a quick search online, you’ll come across many articles showing you how to access hidden genres. Do your due diligence. Don’t waste time scrolling through the selections desperately trying to find something interesting to watch. Exhaust everything that the online platform has to offer.
Watch TV shows and movies when you travel outside the country
Besides streaming great series and films, Netflix users can download their favorite content and watch it on the go at no extra cost. Unfortunately, not all shows and movies are available for downloading. This can turn out to be problematic if you have to travel out of the country. What is more, there’s a surprise in store for you. Due to regional licensing agreements and rights, Netflix can’t offer all the titles for download in certain countries. Does this mean that there’s no hope of enjoying a good time while you’re far away? Actually, no. For instance, you can’t download Japanese titles outside of Japan. There’s something you can do to bypass geo-content restrictions.
If streaming video on Netflix is a real pleasure for you, don’t give up. A VPN will allow you to cross borders. Let’s say that you’re trying to watch original Japanese anime while on the go. If you use a VPN, nothing will stop you from accessing Japanese exclusive content. It’s not the same as downloading copyrighted content, but it’s better than nothing. If you bend the rules a little bit, you’ll live up your streaming session. As a final tip, it’s recommended to watch Netflix shows and movies at off-peak hours because you’ll enjoy better video quality. Log into your Netflix account when there are fewer people watching. Even if the content automatically plays in HD quality, there are some glitches to the system.
Download and install the Netflix Party extension
Getting together with friends and family to watch your favorite show or movie is a fantastic idea. Nonetheless, the current situation doesn’t allow for such reunions. So, what are you to do? If you want to have fun while social distancing, download and install the Netflix Party extension. It’s a Chrome extension that lets you host watch parties digitally. You can pause, play, and rewind so that nobody’s missing a piece of the action. Members of the group can chat, which beats sending messages on Facetime. The global pandemic is about physical distancing, not social distancing. So, keep in touch with friends and family.
If you still haven’t tried Netflix’s Party, there’s no better time than now to do it. If everyone in your group of friends or family has a Netflix account, you’re good to go. If your loved ones haven’t subscribed to the service, don’t worry because there’s a free 30-day trial. Go to the Google Chrome web store and download the extension. To binge the latest must-see, all you have to do is to open a new tab in the Google Chrome browser, log into Netflix, and choose something you’d like to see. The Netflix Party icon will immediately turn red. Click the icon and let the party begin. It’s that simple.