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How To Seriously Enhance Your Netflix Viewing Experience

How To Seriously Enhance Your Netflix Viewing Experience

If you don’t have a Netflix account or simply have no idea what it is, you’ve either been living under a rock or just plain hate entertainment.

The streaming service allows you to binge-watch movies, TV shows, documentaries…you name it. They have so much to choose from and it’s so easy to use.

Then again, there are some hacks to make Netflix even better. Here are 12 ways to get more out of your account.

1. Go to to make sure you’re permanently toggled for HD streaming.

2. Play Netflix roulette with an awesome add-on called Flix Roulette. It will randomly select a movie, TV show, or documentary for you to watch.

3. Change the appearance and size of subtitles by going to Your Account > Your Profile > Subtitle Appearance.

4. Unlock another country’s Netflix selections with an app called Smart Flix. It will greatly increase your binge-watching potential.

5. Make your own Netflix socks so you never miss an episode because you fell asleep.

6. There are some pretty useful computer shortcuts for you to know:

  • F will make things full-screen
  • Esc will take you out of it
  • The spacebar will pause and play
  • Shift + Right Arrow will fast-forward
  • Shift + Left Arrow will rewind
  • M will mute your film on most computers

7. Looking for something particularly good that comes highly recommended? Consult this Reddit group to see which titles are of particular interest.

8. Add Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB, and trailers to your selections by downloading the Netflix Enhancement Suite.

9. To avoid buffering problems, watch at weird times — for instance, early in the morning or late at night.

10. Another way around it (on computers) is this: while playing a title, hold down Shift+Opt (Shift+Alt for Windows) and left-click to open up a “hidden” menu (called the Stream Manager) with buffering fixes and other streaming options.

11. The Netflix Bible has a bunch of subcategories that you can browse through simply by adding a search code into the mix.

12. By using the video chat service Rabbit, you can watch with people who aren’t currently in the room with you — like Skype for Netflix.

I think we can all agree, Netflix just got better…if that was even possible!

(via Mental Floss)