Netflix is becoming an important part of our daily life. The video streaming service is now available in almost every country and it has more than 103 million subscribers worldwide. Here are 11 Tips And Tricks that you should use to get the most out of Netflix.

1. See who has been using your Netflix account

There is a simple way to see who has been using your Netflix account. Log in to your account and go to 'Your Account'. Find 'My Profile' and click the 'Viewing Activity' button. Then click 'See Recent Account Access' to see the history of your account. If you want to kick other users off, go to 'Manage Profiles' and then click 'Sign out of all devices' and press the "sign out" button once.

2. Free Netflix what-to-watch-guide

Finding movies and shows on Netflix can be frustrating for some people. However, you can use a free what-to-watch-guide to find interesting stuff. Just install the Netflix Enhancement Suite extension in Google Chrome. This extension shows IMDb profile, trailers, and Rotten Tomatoes ratings when you hover over a movie.

3. Use parental control settings to limit your kids' access to content

You shouldn’t let your kids’ watch everything on Netflix. You can create separate profiles for them and specify the maturity level so they cannot access inappropriate content. To do this, go to 'Settings' in your account profile and then click 'Parental Controls'. There you can create a 4-digit PIN that will be required to play any TV show or movie above a selected maturity level.

4. Don’t use Chrome or Firefox if you want the best quality HD

Did you know that Chrome and Firefox aren’t the best browsers for watching Netflix? According to experts, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge are the best web browsers for streaming content in 1080p. Chrome, Firefox, and Opera are capable of streaming Netflix movies in 720p.

5. Unlock hidden Netflix categories using secret codes

Netflix has thousands of hidden categories that can be unlocked using secret codes. The streaming service uses secret codes for organizing content and help users in choosing the best movie based on likes, actors, viewing history, actresses, and a ton other variables.

You can find secret codes by just Googling it.

6. Remove your viewing history

Netflix allows users to delete their viewing history. Log in to your account and go to the viewing activity page. There you will find movies and shows you have watched. You can delete all of the history or just selective titles.

7. Fixing slow buffering problem

There is a hidden menu in Netflix to adjust settings and stop buffering. To access the hidden feature, hold down Shift + Ctrl + Option + S during playback and a secret menu will appear. There you will find buffering fixes and other options. If you stream content on gaming consoles (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii), just use the directional pad and click Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up to access the hidden menu.

8. Important keyboard shortcuts you should know

Here are five keyboard shortcuts that every Netflix user know about.

– Press F for to play video on full screen.

– Press ESC to close the video.

Page Down to pause the video and Page Up to play the title.

– Use the Spacebar Button to perform pause and play functions.

Shift + Right Arrow for fast forwarding the video and Shift + Left Arrow to rewind the video.

9. Install free, new Chrome extension to search hidden categories

You should install a new, free extension, called Netflix Categories, in Google Chrome browser to search for hidden genres. This extension helps users unlock thousands of hidden categories and add categories to your favorites so you don’t waste time on scrolling through the 200 sub-genres listed in the extension.

10. Customize subtitles and captions

If you are a frequent viewer of foreign content, you should customize captions and subtitles to improve your Netflix experience. Log in to your account and click a thumbnail in the top right corner. From the menu, go to 'Account Settings' and then click the 'My Profile' button and select 'Subtitle Appearance'. You can change the color, size, and font of all subtitles and captions.

11. Get best recommendations

Don’t forget to rate TV shows and movies that you have watched on Netflix. This allows the streaming service to learn about movies and shows you like and you will get the best movie and TV recommendations. The more titles you rate, the better suggestions will be.

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