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Netflix: secret codes to show hidden categories

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Hidden Netflix Features You Never Use
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Think you know everything about Netflix? Well prepare to be surprised. The video streaming platform incorporates a number of hidden functions. You will discover in this tutorial how to filter your searches through hidden subcategories.

Hidden Netflix Features You Never Use

Netflix has completely changed the French audiovisual landscape. Forget the broadcast of the series at the rate of one episode per week. Since the emergence of the video streaming giant, viewers no longer need to wait 7 days to find out the rest of their favorite program.

On Netflix, the series is now consumed in one go per whole season. This is called binge-watching. This system offers more freedom to fans of TV series. For example, they can watch movies offline from their smartphone. They are therefore no longer dependent on television channels and their broadcasting policy.

But with a plethoric catalog regularly enriched with new works, it is not always easy to find a nugget to look at. The Netflix interface is content to highlight current trends and titles from its recommendation system.

Fortunately, there are different solutions to help you find your way around this mass of films and series. This is the case for example of the Flixable site. This site has different filters (genre, evaluation, release year) allowing you to make more precise searches in the Netflix catalog.

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The Netflix interface offers by default several categories of films and series (comedy, thriller, drama, action, etc.). But this classification system does not really facilitate research. The offer is far too vast.

To more easily find a Netflix movie or series that meets a specific criteria, be aware that it is possible to use more than 200 subcategories (children's documentary, war film, western, spy, action film suspenseful). But beware, this tip only works from the Netflix web interface.

All you have to do is log into your Netflix account from your computer. Once this step validated, you will type in the URL field of your browser the following address: www.netflix.com/browse/genre/yyyy  . The yyyy corresponding to the codes of the subcategory.

The most popular category codes are listed below.

  • The great classics of cinema: 31574
  • Comedy classics: 31694
  • Classic dramas: 29809
  • The classics of science fiction: 47147
  • Thrillers: 46588
  • Film noir: 7687
  • Comic & Superhero Movies: 10118
  • The great war films: 48744
  • The great epics: 52858
  • Silent cinema: 53310
  • Westerns: 47465
  • Films for children 0-2 years: 6796
  • Movies for ages 2 to 4: 6218
  • Films for ages 5 to 7: 5455
  • Films for 8-10 year olds: 561
  • Movies for ages 11 to 12: 6,962
  • Disney: 67673

Obviously there are many other categories. However, is it really useful to memorize them all? With Chrome's Netflix Categories extension, you will be able to access all of Netflix's hidden categories in one click.

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