You’ve taken the first step toward being a Netflix expert.
It’s never been a better time to learn about Netflix hacks than right now. After all, the streaming service has essentially become the focal point of our quarantine entertainment. While we’ve been sharing recommendation lists on a regular basis, these Netflix hacks are the first step toward becoming a Netflix pro. And we’re not talking about Netflix’s latest Top 10 recommendations, which everybody has seen.
7 Netflix hacks that will transform you into a Netflix pro
1. Manage your bandwidth use.
Bandwidth management is difficult, particularly when the entire family is connected to the same WiFi network. Assume you’re trying to get some work done while your kid is glued to Peppa Pig reruns. You can monitor it if you don’t care for any profile streaming at the highest quality. Go to Account>Profile & Parental Controls, select the desired Profile from the dropdown menu, and change the Playback Settings by clicking ‘Change’. To monitor how much streaming bandwidth the specific profile consumes, set the Data Use Per Screen to Low or Medium.
2. Take a look at what’s coming up soon.
On mobile devices, there’s a tab called “Coming Soon” that’s a perfect way to keep track of all the Netflix shows that are, well, coming soon. You can watch the trailer and read the synopsis on this page. Not only that, but if you’re excited for a particular episode, you can use the “Remind Me” bell icon to be notified when the series or film premieres on Netflix. You’ll never miss out this way.
3. Create a profile password.
So you’ve made a Kid Profile (under Manage Profiles) for your child and told them they can only watch Netflix through it. However, you may be concerned that they’ll log into your account and feel compelled to keep an eye on what they’re watching. You don’t have to be Hopper to your Eleven, though. However, you can simply set a 4-digit Profile Lock to prevent your child from accessing your Profile from any computer. To lock a profile, go to Account>Profile & Parental Controls, pick the profile you want to lock, and then click the ‘Change’ button next to Profile Lock.
4.Sign up for personalised advice
Are you aware that Netflix has thousands of shows and movies to choose from? This Netflix trick also registers you for recommendations that even the most experienced browser might overlook. Netflix does this in a variety of ways, including by email. Emails are sent only to the account holder by default. But what if you don’t have access to the account? If you have several Profiles, you can add a Profile email address, and Netflix will send you recommendations on what to watch, new features, and so on. To add a profile, go to Account>Profile & Parental Controls, pick the profile, and click the ‘Add’ button on the Profile Email field.
5. Look for a unique set
We recently published a collection of Netflix hidden codes that will take you to all of the streaming platform’s various genres. Here’s a Netflix tip for getting the best out of the search bar. Rather than looking for a specific show, movie, or actor, consider searching based on your mood. For example, look for romantic workplace TV shows that you can watch in one weekend and that make you feel good.
6. Quickly share your favourites
For something we want to share with our mates, we use Instagram stories. There’s news, memes, and Spotify playlists to share, so why not Netflix? You can either go the conventional route and share your favourite movies and shows via phone or email, or you can simply go to the movie or show on the Netflix app, click ‘Share,’ and post it to Instagram Stories, Twitter, or WhatsApp or Messages.
7. Resize the subtitles
This little-known Netflix trick helps you to adjust the colour and font size of subtitles to fit your eyesight or personal taste. To do so, go to Your Account and pick Subtitle Appearance from the drop-down menu. Anything from the colour and font to the backdrop and shadow appearance can be modified.