If you’re a straight-up Netflix-addict, then you’re likely familiar with all of the streaming service’s up-front genres – Tv, Comedies, Thrillers, Music, Classics, etc. You know, the regular and familiar categories.
But, this Netflix hack, that allows you to tap into thousands of hidden genres and categories, has the Internet buzzing with excitement and has fuelled the binge-watching fire in all of us. It might be time for me to watch Gilmore Girls for a third time.
Using this secret feature is so easy that you can probably even manage to swing it from an upside down position on your couch with a slice of pepperoni pizza in one hand.
First things first: Go to your favourite Netflix genre’s URL – something like this “http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365“. The number at the end of the address – usually ranging from 1 to 5 digits or so – is what you want to focus on, because that’s where your world is about to change forever. Remove that number and enter the code that corresponds to another genre. Voila! Suddenly you’re one with the universe.
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Thankfully, the Internet would never leave you to figure out those codes on your own and you can visit this Github page for a complete list of IDs and their associated genres.
Looking for exciting Film Noir? Number 8! Feeling nostalgic? Use number 30 to find everything Netflix has to offer in their “Tearjerkers from the 1980s” category. The world is literally at your fingertips.
To be fair, the feature has been around for a while and was originally reported on by Alexis Madrigal of The Atlantic back in January of 2014. Either way, the news of this handy tool has finally made waves across the Internet and our lives will never be the same.
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