IF YOUR kids have run out of content to watch on Netflix, these secret codes will help you.
You unlock hidden categories of content that you can use to refine your search for something new.
Each category is stored under a unique number that you can paste into the Netflix URL to view it.
This means that with a small tweak in the URL, you can unlock a whole host of content that you might otherwise have missed.
And while not all are suitable for children, some can help you narrow down what you’re looking for.
For example, you can use the codes to search Netflix for “animal stories,” “education for kids,” “movies for ages 2-4,” and more.
Enter the following URL to manually browse categories normally hidden by the streaming service: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/INSERTNUMBER
Then replace the “INSERTNUMBER” component of the URL with one of the codes required to access a genre.
Of course, they only work if you’re accessing Netflix via a web browser — bad luck if you’re on a smartphone, tablet, or TV.
We’ve listed family/kids movie codes to help you get started. A more extensive list can be found here.
The number is the code you need to enter at the end of the URL:
Earlier this month, Netflix added a special audio feature that TV and movie fans will love.
It’s called spatial audio, and it creates a 3D soundscape that makes soundtracks and noise much more immersive.
The concept is hard to imagine until you hear it, but it’s a great feature and it’s completely free for Netflix subscribers.
And it’s now available in two different forms – accessed using different methods.
“Netflix Spatial Audio helps bring the cinematic experience of immersive audio to any stereo,” Netflix said.
“So the work that the creators do to pull you into the story happens no matter what device you use to watch Netflix.”
If you don’t have surround sound speakers, spatial audio will automatically turn on when you’re watching a compatible TV show or movie.
If you have surround sound speakers, it is recommended to watch TV shows and movies in 5.1 surround sound or Dolby Atmos.
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