We will cover a few tips for using Netflix, from how to view Netflix in any country and also the secret list of movie categories among other tricks to hack Netflix.
The Netflix hack that you can’t miss out on!
Netflix secret codes Category spreadsheet (Full List over 3800 secret codes, Free download)
So you have a Netflix account, and maybe even a VPN running and you are now overwhelmed by the massive choice you have after logging into Netflix USA. Now to find exactly what you want to watch, follow these instructions:
First download the excel spreadsheet or the PDF file to see the full list of over 3800 movie categories (Download link below), then in the list find the genre you want to watch by typing in your browser:
http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/INSERT NUMBER FROM THE SPREADSHEET HERE
Then, replace INSERT NUMBER FROM THE SPREADSHEET HERE with any of the category codes from downloaded file on this page. The file is free to share and use and all we ask is you share this info with friends and family, so they can also enjoy this Netflix hack.
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A small example of the categories:
Children & Family Movies (783)
Movies for ages 0 to 2 (6796)
Movies for ages 2 to 4 (6218)
Movies for ages 5 to 7 (5455)
Movies for ages 8 to 10 (561)
Movies for ages 11 to 12 (6962)
Education for Kids (10659)
Movies based on children’s books (10056)
Family Features (51056)
TV Cartoons (11177)
Kids’ TV (27346)
Kids Music (52843)
Animal Tales (5507)
Movies based on real life from the 1980s (4881)
Movies directed by Adam Rifkin (4067)
Movies directed by Alfred E. Green (4098)
Movies directed by Allan A. Goldstein (1224)
Movies directed by Allan Dwan (2152)
Movies directed by Andrew Davis (603)
Movies directed by Andrew V. McLaglen (4101)
Movies directed by Armand Mastroianni (2181)
Movies directed by Arthur Penn (739)
Movies directed by Atom Egoyan (191)
Movies directed by B. Reeves Eason (2313)
Movies directed by B.R. Chopra (1869)
Movies directed by Barry Levinson (4689)
You get the idea now? There is another 3780+ categories more than this small example. Netflix change them from time to time, so Ill do my best to update the numbers when they do.
Now lets look at getting the whole world’s content and every possible move title by using a cheap and easy method.
Using a VPN (Virtual Private Server) like PureVPN will let you watch the latest releases from anywhere in the world, like the USA, Britain and just about any country. You can even trick Netflix into thinking you live in certain state in other countries, as each state in the US has different movies and TV shows playing. This works across the board in any country you like. So you like Bollywood movies? Not a problem, in a simple click of a button you will be able to watch whatever your heart desires.
They way this works is the VPN (Virtual Private Server) gets around country viewing restrictions, for example; Have you seen this error,”This title or video is not available in your country”? With the help of a VPN service the software routes your internet connection through different countries before it gets to Netflix, so Netflix think you live there. That’s where your login and data are seen to be coming from.
Netflix has been blocking most VPN’s recently as they can work out that many people are using the same IP’s or internet addresses so they will put a block on these IP addresses. This is the big difference of PureVPN, they are playing cat and mouse with Netflix and winning. We have seen many VPN services beaten by Netflix but not PureVPN, they even have their own section and system just for connecting to Netflix. Its not the only thing a VPN can be used for but it is a main use as they are so cheap to run. Purevpn offers yearly plans in Australia for under $60 a year and that’s a top level plan with all the bells and whistles.
Other Netflix hacks and tricks.
Adding IMDb Reviews to Netflix
Netflix has a star rating review system and its not that bad, but if you’re looking for a better movie review system, then there’s an App for that. The Chrome extension Netflix Rate provides IMDb as well as Rotten Tomatoes ratings and reviews to Netflix. This is a great App for people to save time finding the best movies they like to watch from a better source than Netflix. Link to Netflix Rate App
Stop buffering problems using the Netflix hidden menus
Netflix has other fantastic secret treats like the streaming quality hidden menu. You can get it by clicking Shift+Alt+Left Mouse Click. The secret streaming options will vary depending on your operating system. This a great hack if you have streaming issues where you get buffering while trying to enjoy a movie.
Limited Data but want to watch Netflix, no problem.
For people that travel and do not have much data to use, this is the tip for you, navigate to the “My Account page” and click ‘Playback settings.’ In the setting you will see different amounts of data streaming for Netflix. Great way to not go over your data plan. Changing the settings can take up to 7 hours to kick in.
Last tip for today is Improve Netflix’s suggestions by telling Netflix the show you know you like. Find the My Account Tab, pick ‘Taste preferences.’ after that you’ll be able to pick the kind of viewing you prefer. Submitting your personal preferences will help the Netflix suggest movies or TV programs more suited to your style and taste.