Deciding what to watch on Netflix can be a tough choice when you’re spoilt for choice. Often times users just end up rewatching titles they have previously enjoyed instead of discovering something new. Sometimes deciding what to watch can take a lot of time and you may not like what you selected. To simplify your search, use these tips and tricks to discover the best movies and TV shows on Netflix.
Use ‘Personalised Recommendations’ to customise your viewing experience
Netflix uses your ‘Watch history’ to compile titles you may enjoy. In order to make the recommendations more effective, rate every title you watch on Netflix. Netflix uses your ratings to suggest similar movies and TV shows that you may enjoy. Using this feature, you will be able to discover titles that you may not have usually watched otherwise.
Check ‘More like this’
Every title listed on Netflix has a ‘More like this’ section under it, which contains other movies and TV shows that are similar to the selected title. You will find more movies and TV shows from similar genres, and other titles that Netflix users watched along with the one you’ve selected.
Use the ‘Surprise Me’ feature
Can’t decide what to watch? Let Netflix pick a title for you based on your watch history. Simply select the ‘Surprise Me’ option and Netflix will start playing a movie or TV show for you. Don’t like what’s playing? Simply press’ Play Something Else’ to move on to the next title.
Browse ‘New and Hot’ to explore upcoming titles and what other Netflix users are watching
You may have noticed the ‘New and Hot’ option in the middle of the bottom menu on your Netflix smartphone app. Select the ‘New and Hot’ option to see what titles are coming to Netflix in the coming days. You can also find what’s popular among other Netflix users by scrolling to ‘Everyone’s Watching’ and ‘Top 10’.
Find what’s popular using Netflix’s Top 10
Go to Netflix’s Global Top 10 webpage to find out what’s popular this week. You can select the global charts by country and filter content by English and non-English. You can even specify whether you’re looking for movies or TV shows.
Discover hidden movies and TV shows using secret categories
Netflix hosts thousands of titles that are categorised into a handful of genres. It is natural for most of these titles to not get discovered by users since they get buried beneath heaps of popular content. In order to unlock these titles, you can access specific genre categories using certain codes. These categories include specific genres like ‘Slapstick Comedies’, ‘Historical Documentaries’, ‘Showbiz Dramas’. ‘Slasher and Serial Killer movies’, and many more classifications that bring up content which would otherwise only come up if you specifically searched for them. This makes discovering new titles more interesting and fun. Simply open netflix-codes.com on your web browser and copy your desired genre code. Then type netflix.com/browse/genre/[code here] and paste the code in the placeholder.
These were some of the best tips and tricks to discover the best movies and TV shows on Netflix. Netflix’s library keeps getting updated frequently so you’ll always find something new and fresh to watch every time you use these tips. You can also check our periodic lists of what to watch on Netflix if you’re out of recommendations.
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