In the last few years, we've all become obsessed with Netflix, so we might as well learn whatever secrets we can to make binging even better. After all, if you're going to spend hours in your bed with your laptop, you should do it right. In order to get the best movie experience possible, here are a few Netflix secrets to make binging even better:
1. How to Use Keyboard Shortcuts
You don't have to move your mouse around in order to control your computer. If you want to watch a show on full screen, press "F." If you want to mute your show, press "M." You can also press "shift" and the "left arrow" at the same time in order to rewind, or "shift" and the "right arrow" in order to fast forward. Plus, you can press "enter" to play or pause.
2. How to Watch Netflix with Friends from Far Away
Forget Skype. If you want to watch Netflix, listen to music, or collaborate with your friends, you should head to rabb.it. It will let you video chat with up to 15 people from anywhere in the world. Of course, you can also chat one-on-one, which is perfect if you're away at college or in a long distance relationship.
3. How to Erase Embarrassing Shows
If you always turn on Netflix when your buddies come over, you probably don't want them to see that My Little Pony is listed under the "continue watching" section. That's why you can go under "viewing activity" in your account to erase certain shows that you’ve watched. It'll help keep your guilty pleasures a secret.
4. How to Get Better Recommendations
If you hate all of the recommendations that Netflix has been giving you lately, there's an easy fix. All you have to do is go to “taste preferences” in your account to fill out extra information, like if you enjoy emotional movies or college movies. That way, the suggestions that pop up on your screen will actually be accurate.
5. How to Make Subtitles Bigger
If you're struggling to read the subtitles at the bottom of your screen, you can make them bigger by going to "subtitle appearance" on your account. Then you can make them larger or smaller, depending on what feels the best for your eyes.
6. How to Get Better Quality
If you turn on Netflix and it won't stop buffering and lagging, it might be due to the time of day. During certain times, there are a large amount of Netflix users on at once, which means that everyone's connection will become slower. So if you can't stand the buffering, your solution is to wait an hour or two and then try again.
7. How to Create a Netflix Remote
Unfortunately, this trick doesn't work for every single type of screen. But if you’re watching on a PlayStation 3, then you should download the Netflix app on your phone and use it as a remote. Then you can change the audio, fast forward, pause, or do whatever else you'd like with your very own cell.
There's nothing wrong with taking a day to rest and watch Netflix. Just make sure that you follow these tips in order to make your binging better than ever before. What other Netflix tricks do you know?