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9 Netflix Secrets or Hacks You Didn’t Know

by Kevin Bellah

Netflix is a one-stop solution that lets you watch famous TV shows, movies, documentaries, and original media content all in one place. At present, more than 195 million people are enjoying Netflix subscriptions worldwide. 

It means the famous media streaming giant exists globally, almost including the smaller ones like Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, etc. If we talk about Netflix’s presence in New Zealand specifically, you would be surprised to know that 2.4 million Kiwis have subscribed to Netflix NZ

Although Netflix has gained popularity globally, subscribers still do not know how to make the most out of their Netflix subscriptions. If you want to know about different Netflix secrets that can transform your streaming experience to the next level, you have arrived at the right place. 

Keep reading this post to discover numerous secrets related to Netflix that allow you to appropriately fulfill your media cravings.      

Use off-peak hours to watch Netflix

You should use your Netflix account to watch your desired shows or movies during off-peak hours. This way, you will not face buffering or freezing issues while streaming content late at night, depending on your routine.   

Activate parental controls feature

Netflix allows you to keep an eye on your kids’ video streaming activities if they are using your profile. There is no harm in creating specific profiles for your children as you can easily enable the parental controls feature to manage or control their Netflix usage. 

Furthermore, the said feature enables you to block certain shows based on their content. Likewise, you can change the maturity ratings to prevent your kids from watching indecent or inappropriate content.

To make your life easier as parents, Netflix has started offering an exclusive feature to subscribers by the name of Kids Activity Report. This report includes some interesting facts related to your kids’ viewing activities like what type of programs they are regularly watching, their favorite characters, etc. 

The report also recommends new shows based on your children’s interests and other preferences.  

Enjoy Netflix party feature

Like Amazon Prime Video, you can use the Netflix party feature to watch content along with your loved ones or friends accordingly. For that reason, you will need to download a dedicated chrome extension. Moreover, you can chat with your friends or loved ones at the same time. 

Discover hidden titles through Netflix codes

You can use different Netflix codes to find titles based on several genres, such as action, comedy, romance, sci-fi, nature, horror, etc. Surprisingly, all these titles do not appear on your homepage in the first place. 

Therefore, you should use Netflix codes to a great effect when you are facing hassles while discovering new shows or movies. 

Use keyboard shortcuts

If you are short on time, you must use keyboard shortcuts to save your crucial time and maximize your streaming fun. Fortunately, you can pause or play content using the spacebar and enter key. Similarly, you should use the Esc key to exit the full screen instantly.  

Watch Netflix on multiple devices simultaneously

Luckily, you can easily get the most out of Netflix using its attractive simultaneous streams feature. You may access shows or movies on four (4) different devices at once through a single Netflix account. 

Watch content offline by downloading shows or movies of your choice

Interestingly, you can download TV shows, movies, documentaries on your Windows or mobile devices. By doing so, you can continue streaming content from anywhere while traveling. In case you are not at your home and residing in a remote area where internet access is not available, the offline viewing feature comes in handy in this scenario.

Stream content in your preferred languages

You can change the language option using your account settings to watch shows, movies, and other content in your desired languages. This impressive feature lets you watch texts, including subtitles of shows or movies on multiple devices. 

Netflix supports a wide range of operating systems and devices

If you have a Netflix subscription in your arsenal, you can watch all your favorite movies or TV shows on various platforms and devices hassle-free. Here is the list that includes such platforms or devices:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Apple TV 
  • Chromecast
  • Tablets 
  • Blu-ray players
  • Streaming media players (Roku, Amazon Fire TV, etc.)
  • Gaming consoles

Wrapping Up

As we all live in the COVID-19 era, we have to follow social distancing, self-isolation, and other restrictions. In this situation, media streaming comes to our rescue because we can entertain ourselves as per our preferences by subscribing to different video on demand services. 

However, nothing beats Netflix when you want to watch all the latest shows or movies, including famous original titles like Extraction, Kobra Kai, The Queen’s Gambit, etc. But, if you do not know about all these hacks or secrets mentioned above that can boost your Netflix streaming experience exceptionally, you are making a huge mistake big time.



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