Hands up if you’ve ever decided to have a chilled night in watching Netflix and then an hour later you’re still sitting there, staring at the home screen because you haven’t managed to choose anything.
Netflix Hack Makes It Quicker And Easier To Pick Something To Watch
Have you ever decided to have a chilled night in watching Netflix and then an hour later you’re still sitting there, staring at the home screen because you haven’t managed to choose anything.
There is a way around this nightmarish decision making? Instead of scrolling for ages through loads of different genres, there is a way to narrow down your Netflix search massively!
The only downside to this Netflix tip is you need to already have an idea about which genre you want to watch, aside from that though, it’s epic!
All you have to do is, once you’ve entered the Netflix URL into the web browser, simply select the code (as seen in the picture below) for that specific genre and add it on to the end of the URL like this: www.netflix.com/browse/genre/xxx.
You can check out the full list of codes below:
Then you’ll be taken straight to a page containing only the movies and programmes in that category – bypassing all of the other random choices.
If you’re sitting there thinking, ‘wait, I can already search genres so what’s are we talking about?!’, just bear with me because the Netflix tip can take you to some very specific places.
For example, while you might usually just search the drama category, you can now narrow this down even further to look at period pieces (12,123), showbiz dramas (5,012), or social issue dramas (3,947).
Or if you’re in a romantic mood, you can now search for steamy romantic movies (35,800), romantic foreign movies (7,153), or quirky romances (36,103). There’s even an option for romantic favourites (502,675).
If you use the normal search in Netflix its algorithm kicks in so you may not see everything but what Netflix thinks you want to see. So you could be missing out on some gems that would normally be hidden from you.
What are you watching on Netflix right now and do you know of any other pro tips for this or other streaming service? Let us know in the comments.
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