Netflix tips: here’s how to ‘master’ streaming movies and series

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Netflix has revealed some tips and tricks for users to better enjoy streaming. The action of the platform came in celebration of the premiere of the fourth season of La Casa de Papel, which happened last Friday (3). The series portrays a group of thieves and their plan to rob the Spanish Mint. Tips for “mastering” streaming include tricks for using the keyboard and even “secret” codes for discovering new movies.

Here are six steps to get the most out of Netflix. Some tips are better known by users, but others promise to be of great help in the search for new content. It is worth remembering that most of the tricks can be used both on the PC and in the application for Android phones or iPhone (iOS).

1. Change your profile photo
Changing the photo is a way to personalize your profile, differentiating it from others that share the same account. To do this, go to the netflix.com/editprofiles page and select the profile to be modified. In addition to changing the icon, it is also possible to edit the user name. The service offers several exclusive images of productions present on the platform. If you want to get in the mood of La Casa de Papel, you can take advantage of the Dalí mask worn by the characters.

2. Disable ‘intrusive’ devices
Many people share the Netflix account with family members, but according to the contracted plan, there is a limit on the number of screens that can be active simultaneously. If you notice that your account is being used by an attacker or that other enabled devices are preventing you from watching movies and series, you can sign out on all devices. To do this, just go to the “Account” option, access the settings and then click on “Log out on all devices”. Thus, you will need to log in again on each device.

3. Take Netflix with you
You can download Netflix movies and series on your smartphone to watch wherever and whenever you want. That way, you don’t need to spend the Internet on your cell phone when you go to see some production. To do this, simply access the app, choose the title you want to download and tap the “Downloads” icon on the description page. Once the transfer is complete, you can watch the movie offline in the “Downloads” section. It is worth remembering that, in the case of La Casa de Papel or some other series, it is necessary to download each episode.

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4. Don’t leave a trail
You can clear your viewing history on Netflix if you don’t want others with access to your account to know what you’ve watched. To delete all of your tracks, select the profile you want to edit the viewing history for and go to the “Account” option. Under “My Profile”, click “What was watched”. Then, on the “[Profile] activity” page, press the icon next to the title you want to hide. If you want to hide all activities, select the “Hide all” option at the bottom of the page, and confirm and the action.

5. Use the keys to control the player
If you usually watch movies and series on Neflix on your computer, you can take advantage of the PC keyboard to use the service as a master. It is possible to control various functions of the site using a few keys. So, you don’t need the mouse to click on the action you want to perform. See what the keyboard navigation tricks are:

F displays the entire screen; Esc leaves this function
PgDn pauses playback; PgUp starts playing again
The space bar also pauses and resumes playback
Shift + Right arrow advances quickly; Shift + Left arrow returns
6. Take advantage of ‘secret’ codes to find new productions
Netflix has a number of specific subcategories that can be accessed using “secret” codes. That way, you find exactly what you want to watch, like police series or action and adventure movies. The feature, which doesn’t work in apps, can be used as follows: go to your browser’s URL bar and add “/ genre / code-number” right after “www.netflix.com/browse”. Some examples of codes to use that will show productions similar to La Casa de Papel are:

Action and adventure: 1365
Action thriller: 43048
Police action and adventure: 9584
Police suspensions: 10499
Police series: 26146
Latin American crime films: 4756
Surreal Crime Films: 2232
The use of codes facilitates the search for titles – Photo: Disclosure / Netflix

La Casa de Papel
La Casa de Papel is a Spanish series. The plot shows the plan of a group of thieves to enter the Spanish Mint and manufacture their own euros in incalculable quantities. They are led by a man, who uses the title “The Professor” and is responsible for devising the “perfect crime”. The fourth season of the production has been available since last Friday (3) on Netflix and has eight new episodes.


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