Netflix hacks, tips and tricks

Improve your Netflix experience with these handy tips, tricks and hacks! Some tips you may know already, but checkout the list below and see for yourself. There is definitely some useful hack that you haven’t tried before.

We’ve searched the internet for Netflix plugins or other hacks and tricks that you can try yourself to make watching Netflix more fun. Let us know if you have any other tips so we can share it on our blog!

1. How to delete your Netflix viewing history

There’s a simple way to remove unwanted viewing activity from your Netflix account. This could be helpful if you don’t want anyone to find out what you've watched or if you want better/other recommendations based on your viewing history.

2. Get your kids to bed with the help of Netflix

DreamWorks Animation Studios and Netflix created miniature episodes of your children’s favorite television shows. These short episodes, tell a full story in only 5 minutes. Now you can easily compromise with your kids that they are allowed to watch one more episode before going to bed.

3. Can’t choose? Try Netflix Roulette.

Flix Roulette is a website that will randomly pick a title for you that matches your search.

4. Unlock Netflix content from other countries

Unfortunately not all streaming content is accessible in each country. Luckily,  there is a simple way to unblock Netflix content from around the world, no matter what country you’re in. This is also a great way to watch your favourite Netflix series while on holiday abroad.

5. New Year's Eve countdown to trick kids into going to bed early

Do you struggle with getting the little ones to bed before midnight on New Year's Eve? There are special countdown programmings to trick kids it's midnight and send them to bed early. 

6. Create 'smart' socks that sense when you fall asleep and pause the show you're watching

Falling asleep during a Netflix binge can be annoying. Netflix has built socks that sense when you fall asleep, and then automatically pause your Netflix show.

7. Get Netflix recommendations based on your mood

You can set up an action movie-oriented profile and a romantic comedy profile. That way you get recommendations based in your mood. Or setup an user profile for you and your partner together. When you use this profile while watching together, then you most likely get recommendations that you both like!

8. How to find out if your account was hacked

Your account access might be sold on the black market without you even knowing it! Depending on your subscription, you can watch Netflix on as many as four screens at the same time, so you and the person stealing your Netflix could be watching simultaneously and you wouldn't even know. Netflix has a feature that allows you to force all users who are logged into your account to log out. Once you've done that, just change your password.

9. Make a real ‘Netflix & Chill’ button

Netflix has come up with what it’s calling “The Switch” – an internet-connected button that can do all kinds of things with one press. Like dimming the lights, put your phone on silent and start you favourite Netflix series.

10. Netflix Keyboard shortcuts

Every Netflix lover that regularly watches movies or TV shows on his or her laptop or desktop should know at least the these keyboard shortcuts for Netflix.

11. Use your iPhone as a Netflix remote

Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a Netflix remote control. No need to point remote at the screen, it works at any distance. You can download it for a few dollar on iTunes. Unfortunately it only works in combination with a laptop or computer and not with your smart TV.

12. Adjust the video quality and keep your data usage under control

You can adjust the Netflix streaming quality from low to medium or high. This can be usefull if you have a slow internet connection or you want to limit your data usage. Ultra HD streaming consumes up to 7 GB per hour, while basic quality only consumes 0.3 GB per hour! Go to Your Account > My Profile > Playback Settings and then choosing from auto, low, medium or high data usage.

13. Watch Netflix movies simultanious with other friends around the world.

Watch your favorite Netflix shows with your friends, without being in the same room or even the same country! Rabbit is a web-based tool and iPhone app that can be used to simultaniously stream and watch the same movie. Rabbit lets you open a window that can be viewed by everyone in the chat. So, all you have to do is stream your movie in one window and use another window to chat with each other.
Alternatively you can use th Chrome extension Netflix Party. It’s basically a chat room that runs alongside your Netflix stream so you can watch a movie at the same time while talking with each other. It’s a great way to do something together without actually being together, and it makes for a nice change of pace from just Skype dates.

14. Get rid of the 30 sec break between episodes

All you need is the Netflix pause removel Chrome extention.