Netflix Hacks You Need

Life changed when Netflix came into your life. Here's where it gets even BETTER! 

Binge watch uninterrupted

"Are you still watching?" It's perhaps the most passive-aggressive feature on Netflix, and also one of the most annoying. There's nothing worse than getting perfectly cozy and then after several episodes have that dreaded message pop up. It's a nasty reminder of just how long you've been bingeing for, but with the Chrome extension Flix Assist it can soon become a relic of the past. 


Win the buffering battle

The constant start and stop of a video can be supremely frustrating,

Using the keyboard shortcut Shift+Control+Option+S while your video is playing opens up a secret menu, giving you access to your bit rate. From there, you can select a speed which will allow you to watch your title uninterrupted.


Watch in Ultra HD

To ensure you're at the highest resolution, go to and select "High." This is also the screen to use if you're looking to put an end to the auto-play feature.


A Ratings Revolution

Netflix ratings only tell you so much, but with the Chrome extension NEhancer you have instant access to Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and IMDB scores. Hover over the movie or series you're interested in seeing to find out if critics think it's worth your time. 


Control the Netflix algorithm

Netflix uses an algorithm to find out what you might like to watch. It does a great job figuring it out, for the most part, but there's room for improvement. 

You can actually delete your Netflix viewing history by heading over to From there, Netflix gives you the option of scrubbing away the specific titles you didn't like, thereby readjusting the Netflix algorithm.


Use the "Netflix Bible"

Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling...keep those titles scrolling!

Finding just the right title can take longer than watching the movie Gandhi! Thankfully the "Netflix Bible" is here to help, offering over 20,000 genre codes like military drama, Korean movie, monster movie, sports comedies to help you pinpoint exactly what you're looking for.


Get more Netflix categories

If sifting through the Netflix Bible sounds like too much work, you can also download the Netflix Categories Chrome extension, which overhauls Netflix's search function and allows you to find thousands of hidden categories.


Handy keyboard shortcuts

Here are a couple handy keyboard shortcuts to keep in mind when binge watching:

F: enter fullscreen mode

Esc: exit fullscreen modePgDn: pause 

PgUp: playSpacebar: pause and playShift + Right Arrow: fast-forward

Shift + Left Arrow: rewindM: mute

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