Want to go further with Netflix ? Here are 5 tips that will significantly improve your experience with the service.
Netflix has been available in France and Western Europe for a few years now. The service indeed put down its suitcases in France in 2014 and it will therefore blow out its seventh candle this year.
Seven years is the age of reason. And precisely, if you think you have done the tour of the service and know it inside out, then here are 5 tips that will perhaps make people realize the opposite.
1 / Access hidden categories
Netflix is at the head of a particularly dense catalog comprising thousands of films, series or documentaries.
To make it easier for us to explore, the streaming giant has set up categories. When you go to the section devoted to films or series, you will find a succession of several banners corresponding to different genres: thrillers, dramas, comedies, science fiction, horror or even fantasy, for to name just a few.
However, there are also hidden categories that allow us to further target the type of content that interests us. Categories referring, for example, to foreign action films, black films, satires, slapstick comedies, reality series and much more.
To access these categories, just follow these steps:
- open a browser;
- enter the address https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/xxx;
- validate by pressing enter.
The “xxx” of the link should actually be the numeric code corresponding to the category of your choice. There are dozens of them and they are all referenced on this page .
2 / Use profiles for more in-depth recommendations
Netflix integrates a system of recommendations to allow its users to discover new content.
While the latter generally works quite well, it can be further optimized using profiles.
The trick was given by Netflix in 2018, but it went quite unnoticed at the time and that's a shame. It's a shame, because it can be formidable in everyday life.
The basic idea is quite simple. Rather than creating a profile for each family member, you can create a profile for each mood or state of mind. If you create a profile called “Fun” for example and only use it to watch comedies and comedy shows, then its recommendation engine will allow you to discover new content of this type throughout the year. .
And of course it works with everything from action movies to sci-fi, thrillers, romantic comedies or even anime. To learn a little more about this trick, you can refer to the file we had devoted to it at the time .
3 / Clean up your personal list
You probably know this, but Netflix keeps track of all the content you start watching by placing it in a banner titled “Resume with Profile”.
If the latter can be very useful when juggling several programs, it can very quickly become encumbered with content which we do not always need … or even which makes us downright ashamed.
Netflix has of course planned the coup and it is thus possible to remove the thumbnails that no longer interest us.
All you have to do is follow these steps:
- launch Netflix on the phone (iOS or Android);
- go down to the “resume with profile” banner;
- press the “…” button of the thumbnail of our choice;
- select the option “remove from section”.
To know a little more about this function, you can refer to this tutorial .
4 / Hide movies or series
Not everyone knows it, but Netflix allows users to hide certain content in order to make it inaccessible to the different profiles attached to their account.
Thanks to this function, parents concerned about the well-being of their children can hide films, series or even cartoons that they deem unsuitable for their age.
The procedure is quite simple and you just have to follow these few steps:
- open Netflix in your browser;
- identify themselves using their main account;
- click on their avatar at the top right;
- click on the “account” option;
- wait for the new page to load;
- go down to the section entitled “profiles and parental controls”;
- click on the profile of your choice;
- click on the “modify” link of “access restrictions”;
- enter the password for their account;
- go down to the “restrictions for [profile]” section;
- type the name of the series or film to block in the field;
- validate by clicking on the “save” button.
This function can be a good complement to the profile system set up on Netflix. It will allow you to better supervise the use of your teenager. It should also be noted that you can also define an age category on this page to ensure that your teenager stays on course. More details in this file .
5 / Eject someone from their Netflix account
Basically, a Netflix account is quite personal, but sometimes you have to share your password or access with relatives.
Which can obviously become very problematic when they end up leaving our life.
Once again, Netflix has of course thought about this scenario and there are two methods of cleaning up your account.
The simplest and most drastic is to change the password to make sure that no one can access it except us. The second is just as formidable and it allows to cut access to the account to all the devices on which it has been configured. If you want to know more, your best bet is to dig around here .
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