Netflix is the latest and greatest in media streaming technology, allowing you to access thousands of TV shows and movies online for only dollars a month. Using these tips, you can get the most out of your Netflix experience.
Use less data
If you’re planning on streaming from your phone or tablet using data, use less by logging into your Netflix account on your desktop browser. Go to Your Account > Playback Settings > Manage video quality. Change it to the lowest possible setting. Change it back the same way if you want to watch it from your TV.
Stop others from using your account
If you suspect someone else is using your Netflix account from their device, check by logging into your account. Go to Your Account > Viewing Activity > See recent account access. From there, you can go to Your Account > Sign out of all devices to sign out any other users, although it can take up to three days to work.
Change subtitle size
To make subtitles bigger or smaller, go to Your Account > Subtitle Appearance to change the size and colour of the text.
Let someone pick a show for you
If you can’t decide on what to watch, Flix Roulette gives you a random movie or show selection when you click “Spin” which you can narrow by rating, keywords, media type, actor and director.
Enhance your choices
If you watch Netflix on your computer, using the NEnhancer, for internet browser, Google Chrome, you can view IMDB movie profiles, trailers, and ratings on your Netflix. Just add the extension to your browser by clicking “ADD TO CHROME”.
Use key board short cuts
If you’re watching Netflix on your computer, the following keyboard shortcuts are a godsend:
F = full screen
Shift + Left Arrow = rewind
Shift + Right Arrow = fast-forward
M = mute
Up arrow = volume up
Down arrow = volume down
Enter = play/pause
Page Up = play
Page down = pause
ESC = exit full screen
This article was written in partnership with Over60.