How to Get the Most from Your Netflix Account

Netflix is one of the best platforms for entertainment where you get to binge-watch your favorite movies and television shows such as Lucifer, Better Call Saul. It is operating in more than 190 countries and offers hundreds of thousands of entertainment material for you to browse.

It’s not free, but it’s well worth the cost. You can enhance your Netflix experience even further by following these tricks.

Use Computer Shortcuts

We are always looking for the easiest and shortest ways to do things. Netflix has also made it easy for us to be lazy, although we can’t blame it for this. What we can do is embrace our lazy one step further by using keyboard shortcuts instead of a mouse. Of course, we don’t want to memorize many keys, so here are a few handy shortcuts.

  • Press ‘M’ to mute
  • Spacebar to pause a video
  • PgUp to play and ‘PgDn’ to pause
  • Press ‘F’ for full screen and ‘Esc’ to get back
  • Shift + Right Arrow’ to fast forward
  • Shift + Left Arrow’ to rewind

Optimize for HD

Netflix is charging you for high definition results, but you might not be getting it. Again, it’s not the mistake of Netflix. You need to optimize your account for HD. You only have to visit to ensure you are set for HD video result. That said, I must warn that it will consume your data very fast. Switch to HD version only if you have unlimited or a big data plan.

You Can Customize Subtitles

Hollywood isn’t the only industry making movies. There are many foreign movies that are even better than Hollywood hits. As such movies are in a foreign language, you need subtitles to understand them. It’s no secret you can enable subtitles, but you might not know that you can also customize them.

The changes you can make include the font, size, and color of the subtitle text. You can set them to your preference which makes you feel more comfortable and friendly.

Use a VPN for International Version

Netflix has a different version for each country to provide relevant content. But the problem is, it limits the access users from each country. Many movies and shows aren’t included in your account if you are using US version. To get the most of your Netflix, you need access to all those entertainment material.

You can use a VPN to watch shows from other countries. According to Eric Silver of, server speed is the most important factor in evaluating a VPN service. Find yourself a VPN provider that offers the best of speed and privacy.

Watch Netflix at Odd Hours

I thought it was a theory; then I found a report that backed the story of better Netflix quality at weird hours. You will experience a better quality if you watch Netflix at times when least people are logged in. These times could be late at night or early in the morning.


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