Making the Most of Your Netflix Experience

The content available on Netflix seems to be getting better every month right now, and there is a whole host of exclusive shows like The Defenders and Ozark that are well deserving of your time. So, if you haven’t subscribed to Netflix yet, we suggest doing so. But if you have it already, are you really making the most of it? We’re going to take a look at some hints, tips, and tricks to make your Netflix experience even better than it is now. Read on to find out more!

Making the Most of Your Netflix Experience

Start watching

First of all – get watching! While Netflix is relatively cheap compared to other TV services, you still want to get your money’s worth. And the more you watch, the better recommendations you will receive.

Start rating

However, to really get the TV and movies you want to be served to you on a plate, don’t ignore the option of rating every show you watch. When you rate a show or movie, the Netflix algorithm gets to work and suggests similarly rated titles from its extensive library. The more work you put in, the more you’ll get out!

Learn the secret codes

Netflix’s central category sections are pretty wide-ranging, but sometimes it’s nice to be more specific. Well, learning the secret codes that the system uses to categorize everything is the best option. Learn the codes, assign them in the search bar, and low and behold – you’ll be served every piece of material in that specific category, whether it’s anime, sci-fi, or crime documentary.

Buy a 4K TV

If you want to see Netflix in its full glory, maybe it’s time to upgrade your TV to a 4K model. You can get the list of 4k movies here, and there is a whole bunch of super cool new TV shows to choose from, too. With the right 4K TV, some of the cinematography and audio will look and sound incredible – and you’ll be experiencing the shows and movies of your choice exactly how they were intended to be seen.

Stop buffering

If you have slow or troublesome WiFi, it can ruin your Netflix experience completely. No one wants to watch TV when there is constant buffering going on, right? Well, the good news is you can fix it – as long as you are streaming from your laptop or PC. Access your streaming bitrate (press ctrl+shift+alt+s on Windows, and ctrl+shift+option+s on your Mac) and tweak the settings until your video is streaming OK.

Downgrade your stream

Love watching Netflix on your phone or tablet while commuting? If so, the chances are you are eating up a lot of your data plan. If so, just set your phone or tablet to play Netflix in a lower resolution. You’ll not see everything in razor-sharp detail, but you won’t get a nasty shock when you get your cell phone bill at the end of the month.

Do you have any tips to add for Netflix – or any other streaming service? Let us know about them in the comments section below!


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