Whether you’ve been binging on Netflix to keep yourself sane throughout the quarantine or are just getting your first subscription this year, 2021 is jam-packed full of exciting new releases that you won’t want to miss out on. With an epic slate for 2021, Netflix will be releasing new movies each week to US and UK subscribers.
Look out for Action titles like Army of the Dead and Red Notice, horror films like Fear Street Trilogy and Things Heard and Seen, and thriller releases like Blood Red Sky and The Swarm. Romance lovers can look out for To All the Boys: Always and Forever and Kissing Booth 3, while comedy buffs will get a kick out of titles like Bad Trip and Moxie. There are also dozens of drama titles being released, and new offerings in the genres of family films, sci-fi, westerns, and musicals. No matter what your taste, Netflix has got something new up its sleeve for you this year.
Now that we’ve got you psyched to spend the year on your couch, here are five important tips to help you make the most of your Netflix subscription.
5 Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your Subscription
Whether you’re new to Netflix or are a regular viewer, there are some tips and tricks you can use to optimize your viewing experience. Here are five of the best.
Use Netflix Codes to Find Obscure Titles
When you log in to Netflix, a list of recently viewed content comes up along with a bunch of titles that Netflix thinks you’ll enjoy watching based on your viewing history. What you won’t see right away are the thousands of shows and movies in the backlog, some of which are so obscure that you won’t find them without searching.
Whether you’re a seasoned subscriber or are new to the platform, you might not know that you can use codes to browse the more obscure content that Netflix has in its library. These short strings of numbers are assigned to every genre and subgenre available on the platform, and when you enter them into your browser’s search bar you’ll be directed to a page that lists all of the titles available in the genre.
Connect to a VPN for Access to Extra Content
One irritating thing about Netflix is that it only gives you access to the content that’s available in your region, which varies from country to country. You can use a VPN to get access to content available outside of the UK by connecting to server locations in whichever country you wish to view content from.
Download Shows and Movies to Watch Offline
If you ever find yourself in a position where you don’t have internet access, having a library full of downloaded content can be a Godsend. You can download thousands of titles to watch offline by clicking the downward arrow icon on the title screen.
Set Up Profiles to Personalize Your Account
If more than one person is sharing your Netflix account, you can keep things organized by setting up profiles for each person. This will ensure that your viewing history and suggestions are yours alone.
Use a High-Tech Audio System
You’re missing out on a lot without a surround sound system. For instance, there are movies that support Dolby Atmos audio. And without a sound system that can decode this, you’re not really hearing the movie the way that it’s supposed to sound. With that said, a soundbar with Dolby Atmos is a worthy investment if you like high-quality and dimensional sounds when watching action films, thrillers, and musicals.
Manage Autoplay Settings
Some people prefer to keep autoplay on so that when they watch a series, each episode plays seamlessly. There are cases in which you might not want this to happen, in which case you can turn autoplay off so that you can continue onto the next episode or movie at your convenience.
The five tips above will keep your account secure and give you access to a wider range of content. Follow them to become a Netflix pro in 2021.