17 Amazing Netflix Hacks You Should Know

by Hamza Shahid10th Apr, 2018

There is always room for making things more exciting, even when you are having a great time with Netflix. If at anytime a point comes when you think, what the hell am I missing while binge-watching my favorite TV show or movie on Netflix, then we’ve got the fix for you.

Take look at 17 amazing Netflix hacks for enhancing your streaming experience.

So, are you enjoying your binge’s watching time to the maximum? You sure? The answer is no! There are lots of simple tricks that can make your streaming not great but amazing.

Let’s get started!

Table of Content

  1. Never Miss Your Favorite TV Shows & Movies with Audiobook Feature
  2. Watch Your Favorite TV Shows & Movies with Binge Partner – Rabbit
  3. Modify Subtitles
  4. Always Watch Netflix in HD or Ultra HD
  5. Watch Shows & Movies without Are You Still Watching Message
  6. Kick-Out Other Users from Using Your Netflix Account
  7. Banish Buffering from Ruining Streaming
  8. Get Suggestions from Reddit for Exciting TV Shows & Movies
  9. Find out the List what Available on Netflix for Every Month
  10. Watch Favorite Movies & TV Shows Offline
  11. Experience “Netflix Bible” for Specific TV Shows & Movies
  12. Use Netflix Roulette When You Can’t Make A Decision What To Watch
  13. Delete Specific Shows / Movies from Streaming History
  14. Apply Ratings, Links & Trailers Through IMDB
  15. Stream your Favorite Content on Netflix at Odd Times for Superb Video Quality
  16. Know All the PC/Laptop Shortcuts while Streaming Netflix
  17. Check If Netflix is Working in Your Region

1. Never Miss Your Favorite TV Shows & Movies with Audiobook Feature

Have you ever heard of audiobook feature on Netflix? This feature is useful when you are multitasking and don’t want to miss your favorite TV shows and movies.

So when you are busy cleaning your room or on a phone call, you can activate this feature by following these steps:

Select “Subtitles” option from menu > Click “Audio Tab” option > Select “Audio Description” option

It will activate a narrator feature that will explain all the activities are happening on screen. Seems a bit disturbing but it’s not. It will make you work on different things without missing your favorite TV shows or movies.

However, not all the TV shows and movies provide this option, but there is a huge list of the ones that do.

2. Watch Your Favorite TV Shows & Movies with Binge Partner – Rabbit

If your Binge partner is not with you over the weekend to complete a marathon of Narcos season, then you should check out Rabbit. You can watch TV shows and movies with your binge-watching partner from long distance with the help of Rabbit. It is one of the best alternatives to Skype and FaceTime.

Rabbit binge partners

Rabbit offers a feature to set up a screen that can be seen by all individuals who are part of the group chat. Through this feature, you can watch different content with your binge partners no matter where they are in the world.

3. Modify Subtitles

If you are addicted to shows in Spanish, French or any other language, then you are heavily dependent on subtitles. But sometimes these subtitles ruin your binge-watching experience due to their inaccuracy, making you struggle to understand more than enjoying.

There is an option available from where you can modify subtitles according to your need and level of understanding. How to modify subtitles, just follow these steps, as illustrated by Netflix:

Netflix Account > Profile > Subtitle Appearance. Now modify the subtitles based on your need.

4. Always Watch Netflix in HD or Ultra HD

This is normal; most Netflix subscribers don’t bother to check whether their plan offers HD or Ultra HD streaming option, and start bingeing in low quality.

We suggest you always to check if there is an option of HD or Ultra HD by going to Netflix.com/HDToggle. In case your package offers this feature, then setup HD and Ultra HD quality to take your bingeing experience to cinema quality.

Although, if you watch TV shows and movies outside the Wi-Fi zone on your smartphone, then HD or Ultra HD quality can eat your data exponentially (use up to 3.5 to 7.5 GB per hour). So if you are watching on your smartphone with the limited data package, set up on “low” quality.

5. Watch Shows & Movies without “Are You Still Watching?” Message

When you reach mid of 8 to 10 hours of binge-watching the marathon, and suddenly a message appears, “Are you still watching?”- it is very irritating!

The good news is that you can fix this by using Flix Assist extension. This extension not only removes these kinds of pop-ups while binge-watching but also remove other annoying features such as countdown to upcoming episode or movie.

6. Kick-Out Other Users from Using Your Netflix Account

Sharing Netflix accounts is a common practice, but when your friends recommended shows start to pop-up, it becomes disturbing at times.

To resolve this issue and reclaim control of your Netflix account, simply sign-out from all devices. This way, you can kick out other users from your Netflix account.

Netflix Account > Sign out of all devices

7. Banish Buffering from Ruining Streaming

Your movie is almost at its climax, but suddenly it stops and starts buffering. This kind of issue constantly hinders your streaming experience.

But there is one amazing hack that helps you to prevent this problem. To fix buffering issues, follow these steps

PC / Mac / Laptop

While streaming on Netflix, press and hold Ctrl + Shift + Opt/Alt + S > this will open hidden buffering options and other buffering features.

Wii / Xbox One / PS4

By using directional keys/arrow keys, press the following:

Console arrow Keys

Apple TV / Other Streaming Devices

Go to “Playback Setting” option of your account page > Select “Low” or “Auto”. This will set your streaming according to your internet speed and will fix the Netflix issue automatically.

Although, there is a possibility that you fail to find this secret menu due to the difference in software version and device model. In this case, set up your Netflix settings according to your internet speed.

8. Get Suggestions from Reddit for Exciting TV Shows & Movies

If you are looking for unbiased suggestions to watch best TV shows and movies on Netflix, then Reddit is one of the best platforms for it.

You can find active groups on Reddit related to TV shows and movies on Netflix. So when you are confused about what to watch, you can go to these groups and find some best shows and movie titles.

9. Find out the List what Available on Netflix for Every Month

Movies and TV shows list updates every month on Netflix. Some shows leave the platform while others are added. To prioritize titles for every month, you can check our Top new releases on Netflix to see what’s available.

10. Watch Favorite Movies & TV Shows Offline

Netflix provides a way for its subscribers to watch their favorite TV shows and movies offline, as they can download content from Netflix.

It means you can watch your favorite TV shows and movies even you are sitting at the airport or attending any boring conference without any internet connection.

 

11. Experience “Netflix Bible” for Specific TV Shows & Movies

If you are looking for some specific category like adventure, sci-fi, action, horror, etc. on Netflix, then Netflix Bible is the best tool to find such specific categories.

With Netflix Bible, you can find different category based on your interest by just entering URL code. For example 43048-action thrillers, 10118-superhero and comic book movies, etc.

12. Use Netflix Roulette When You Can’t Make A Decision What To Watch

Are you looking for some feature that directs you towards your desired category without going too over 3500 to 4000 TV shows and movies? Good news is you don’t need to look more for this kind of feature.

Flix Roulette

Flix Roulette is a magical software that can help you to find directly what you are looking for without going to overall content list.

13. Delete Specific Shows / Movies from Streaming History

We’ve all been there, frantically looking for ways to wipe down our streaming history. Don’t worry; there is one hack available from which you can delete specific content history.

For this, go to Netflix viewing activity via your account and delete shows or movies that could create trouble for you.

14. Apply Ratings, Links & Trailers Through IMDB

If you are looking for some extension that provides you features like ratings, trailers, and links related to TV shows and movies, then you are in luck.

You can avail this feature by downloading Netflix Enhancer extension. This extension provides TV shows and movies IMDb profiles, ratings related to Netflix content. Once you start using this extension, you will be amazed that how you were bingeing without it.

Netflix Flight

In case you are watching via smart TV / Apple TV or Roku, you can download Upflix app for both iOS and Android to enjoy the same feature as Netflix Enhancer.

15. Stream your Favorite Content on Netflix at Odd Times for Superb Video Quality

Another hack that lifts your bingeing experience is by scheduling you’re streaming at odd times. According to report, the streaming quality during odd times is significantly enhanced because of low traffic on Netflix.

So if you are working in an organization that offers you flexible timing, then this netflix hack will work perfectly for you.

16. Know All the PC/Laptop Shortcuts while Streaming Netflix

This is something very basic but very useful if you know all the shortcuts while binging multiple shows. If you are enjoying your favorite show or movie on Netflix, then these shortcuts may help you:

  • “F” key=Full Screen
  • “Esc”=Exit Full Screen
  • “PgDn”=Pause
  • “PgUp”=Play
  • “Space Bar”=Play and Pause both
  • “Shift+RightArrow”=Fast Forward
  • “Shift+LeftAroow”= Rewind
  • “M” key= Mute

17. Check If Netflix is Working in Your Region

If you want to check if Netflix is working in your region then check out www.netflixdown.com. It runs tests to see if the streaming service is down in the particular region.

Likewise, if you are looking for top releases for every month, how to fix Netflix not working errors on different devices (such as Smart TV’s, Xbox One, Roku, etc.) or how binge-watching can affect your brain, then this website has the potential to satisfy all your needs at one place.

Not only that, you can also ask a question related to Netflix TV shows and Movies, how to fix different errors by connecting with their expert support center team and much more.

Is Netflix Down

Summing-Up

We hope that these above-mentioned hacks will help you to enhance your bingeing experience on Netflix. These 17 amazing netflix hacks are something that most of us do not use, either because we are not aware of them or don’t know how to implement them.

But with our guide, we hope you will overcome this problem with ease. These hacks could make your bingeing experience more exciting and crazy.

In case if you still have a query or confusion, contact us by dropping your comment below.

Hamza Shahid's Biography :

Hamza Shahid is a tech and movie-geek, who adores creativity and innovation. When he is not binge-watching on Netflix and stuffing munchies, he loves sharing his expert knowledge regarding the latest trends in user privacy and copyright infringement. Apart from writing blogs/articles on cyber laws and political affairs, Hamza also takes keen interest in reviewing the latest movies/TV shows, while providing information about Netflix in the form guides!