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Netflix: 7 functions to handle the platform like a professional

Netflix: 7 functions to handle the platform like a professional

Netflix offers a series of options to personalize the user experience (REUTERS / Mike Blake / File Photo)
Netflix offers a series of options to personalize the user experience (REUTERS / Mike Blake / File Photo)

Netflix saves many available options that allow to optimize the user experience. Next, a detail of some of the alternatives that can be accessed to take advantage of the streaming platform.

1. Explore hidden categories

Netflix has a wide variety of content to watch, the point is to find exactly what you are looking for and, above all, to identify some options that are not as visible.

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For that you can use the “secret codes” which are certain numbers that when entering the URL take the user to different subcategories within the platform.

To access this content, just enter the following in the URL address: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/, and then add the code in question. By doing so, the page will redirect the user to the specific genre they are looking to explore.

For example, if it is written http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/31574 You will see a list of classic movies. Here are some codes to access different options:

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1. Action and adventure: 1365

2. Anime: 7424

3. Children’s and family films: 783

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4. Classic Movies: 31574

5. Comedies: 6548

6. Cult Movies: 7627

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The rest of the categories with their corresponding subcategories are detailed in this note.

Netflix secret codes.  (photo: The Truth News)
Netflix secret codes. (photo: The Truth News)

2. Put together a custom listing

The platform offers the option of creating a personalized list with the content that the user wishes to add. To make use of this option, just click on the name of the series or movie in question and click on the option ‘My list’.

In this way, all the content that you want to see later is saved in a section. It can also be used whenever someone recommends a title to watch. It is saved in this sort of ‘memory aid’ and then everything will appear in one place.

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"My list" allows to save there all the content that the user selects
“My list” allows to save there all the content that the user selects

3. Create custom profiles

The platform allows you to create up to five profiles in the same account. This option allows you to configure each profile in a personalized way: it is possible to set the language, playback options, subtitles, as well as generate your own lists with your favorite content.

Custom profiles on Netflix.  (photo: The Output)
Custom profiles on Netflix. (photo: The Output)

4. Remove access to some users

In case it is suspected that someone entered the Netflix account without permission. Or if you want to remove someone’s permission that was previously granted, you can do the following:

Get into to home page of Netflix and sign in.

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Search in the upper right margin the profile symbol and then go to Bill.

Scroll until you find the option ‘Recent device streaming activity’.

– Entering this option will see all devices from which the account was used with data such as type of equipment, date and time of reproduction of the content.

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If indeed it is verified that someone entered without permission, then it is possible, also from the configuration menu of Bill and choose ‘Sign out of all devices’.

Recent device streaming activity.  (photo: ADSLZone)
Recent device streaming activity. (photo: ADSLZone)

5. Play ‘something’

The function ‘play something’ causes the system to randomly display any content. It is an alternative that can be useful when you do not know what to see. The algorithm will show something that it estimates the user might like based on the content they have been consuming.

As soon as the mentioned option is pressed, the system will directly start to show a matter. You can press that button as many times as you want to see the different recommendations offered by the system.

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05-27-2021 'Play Something' worked on Netflix POLITICS INVESTIGATION AND TECHNOLOGY NETFLIX
05-27-2021 ‘Play Something’ worked on Netflix POLITICS INVESTIGATION AND TECHNOLOGY NETFLIX

6. Use the ‘Downloads for you’ option

The ‘Downloads for you’ option is available in the mobile version of the platform. These are downloads made by the system, on its own, based on the user’s tastes.

This feature can be completely disabled or configured with a few things in mind, such as the ability to set download limits so that the content that is downloaded automatically does not fill the entire memory of the device.

To access this option you must:

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Touch the profile picture.

Go to App settings.

press on Auto downloads.

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There you can choose whether space can be allocated, indicate whether only downloads should be made with Wifi or if you want the program to automatically download the next episode of the series you are watching.

Downloads for You is a Netflix feature that allows the system to download content automatically
Downloads for You is a Netflix feature that allows the system to download content automatically

7. Enjoy a series with another person

The extension available for Google Chrome, netflix partyallows two remote users to watch any content available on the streaming platform at the same time, completely synchronized.

Netflix Party.  (photo: weekend)
Netflix Party. (photo: weekend)

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