Netflix. Who hasn’t heard of it? With almost 200 million subscribers, it’s the leading video content streaming service in the entire world. You can only imagine how many shows, movies, and features a service of its caliber has to offer. Have you ever wondered if there’s something you’re missing?
Most likely, there is. That’s why we’ve put together a list of five brilliant hacks that can help you make the most of your time on Netflix.
1. Use Extensions
There’s a huge list of awesome Netflix extensions available that can truly change the way you view your shows and movies. Here are a few of the best:
Super Netflix allows you to easily change video speed options, skip the intros to shows, turn on spoiler protection, control subtitles, and more.
No Netflix Originals allows you to filter out the vast amount of Netflix Original movies and series so that you can see a list of classic shows and movies that weren’t made by Netflix.
Netflix Hidden Categories lets you tap into its massive collection of subgenres that are hidden beneath the surface of everything on the main menu.
2. Access Content from Another Location with a VPN
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and using one to watch Netflix can open up a whole new world of content options for your viewing pleasure. A VPN masks your IP address and uses an encrypted tunnel so that your ISP can’t see what you’re browsing. This results in no buffering time, faster download speeds, and no discrimination based on what you watch.
Using a paid or free VPN for Netflix streaming is simple. Just sign up for a service, and connect to a secure server located in the country where you’d like to view content. For example, you can set your VPN location to France, Japan, the UK, the U.S., or any of the countries it’s available in, and then sign in to your account. It’s that simple!
3. Disable Prompts
There are these prompts that pop up on Netflix after you’ve been watching something for a while. They’ll interrupt a binge-watching session (just when you’ve gotten all comfy and are totally into what you’re watching) to ask the annoying question, “Are you still watching?” You can turn this feature off by using an extension such as Never Ending Netflix and stop getting interrupted.
4. Host a Netflix Party
If you’ve got friends and family scattered near and far, it may be difficult to get together for a movie night or to binge-watch a new series of shows. Lucky for you, there’s a fun extension called Netflix Party that you can use to connect with family and friends while you all watch the same thing at the same time.
5. Create Separate Profiles for Separate Genres
Netflix watches what you watch and creates a menu of content based on your browsing and viewing history. If you want your options to be more diverse, create separate profiles, and use each one to browse a different genre.
It’s a little more work than using just one, but you’ll have easy access to more titles than you would once Netflix starts narrowing options for you.
Now that you’ve read all these clever tips and tricks, it’s time to get on that VPN, enable those extensions, and have a Netflix Party! Happy streaming!