8 Netflix Hacks You Need To Know

Is anyone else sooo looking forward to a lovely Christmas break with lots of snuggling on the sofa binge watching TV?! I’ve got our Netflix button ready! Christmas is always so busy with three children and all their different Christmas events and work is really busy in the festive season too. I can’t wait for a little downtime!

So in preparation for all this lazing in front of the box that I plan to do I thought I would share some awesome Netflix hacks with you all. These tips and tricks come straight from the Netflix team themselves so they are goodies!

Discover Originals

Type “Netflix” into the search bar to see a complete list of Netflix originals, all in one place. We’re talking hit shows like Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black and The Killing. There’s loads!

Save your precious data!

The Netflix mobile app lets you choose your Cellular Data Usage setting—Wi-Fi Only, Low, Medium, High, and Unlimited. Netflix can stream buffer-free with even the weakest of Internet connections. You can also set limits to ensure you don’t go over your data allowance… RESULT!

Subtitle it!

Picky about the way subtitles look? Who isn’t! Adjust everything from the font to the colour  by going to Preferences > Account > Subtitle Appearance.

Netflix On Holiday

If you’re planning a holiday, there’s a pretty good chance your account will continue to work like magic. You will also have access to all the titles available in that region while you’re over there.

Smooooth streaming

Next time Pretty Little Liars starts buffering, use Fast.com to to check the download speeds you’re getting from your internet service provider.

Shortcut It!

These five keyboard shortcuts will help you navigate Netflix like a pro:

– F will give you full screen; Esc will take you out of it
– The spacebar will pause and play
– Shift + Right Arrow will fast forward; Shift + Left Arrow will rewind

Don’t forget to download!

In the ‘Available to Download’ section on your mobile or tablet you can select the arrow next to your chosen episode or film to start the download. You can then watch on the go, be it on the tube, bus or even in the air!

Date night?

On each account, you can create 5 profiles ensuring your recommendations are tailored to your tastes. Top Tip: Create a “Date Night’ or “Family” profile for those times you like to watch something together.


I hope that this list helps you to make the most of your Netflix experience this holiday season! Enjoy binge watching your favourite shows!


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8 Netflix Hacks You Need To Know

Disclosure – this post is written as part of my role as a member of the Netflix Stream Team.



  1. December 14, 2017 / 10:32 am

    I definitely need to remember that downloading shows is an option, that’ll be an absolute godsend when travelling home for Christmas! Reading this showed me so many Netflix features that I didn’t know existed, so thank you very much for the informative post! Love the idea of different profiles for different occasions!

    Abbey x

  2. December 14, 2017 / 11:10 am

    We don’t have Netflix but it’s something we keep talking about getting. These hacks are super-helpful, I really like the different profiles you can set up, really handy for different types of viewing.

  3. December 15, 2017 / 6:35 am

    Great tips for all us Netflix geeks! Particularly like the one about download speed. Always a problem on my end!

  4. December 16, 2017 / 9:04 am

    I have Netflix and didn’t know some of these. We have downloaded films though, mainly to watch on the plane. Great tips

  5. December 16, 2017 / 10:12 am

    This is really useful Alina. We have Netflix but I must confess I haven’t got a clue how to use it and find stuff.

  6. thenafranssen
    December 18, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    Where have these been all my life??? I love hacks and these will sure come in handy!

  7. Hannah
    December 19, 2017 / 11:38 am

    I love using Netflix I’m other countries – they have so many good titles!

  8. December 21, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    We always download things to watch before we go on holiday, it is a real lifesaver especially with the kids

  9. December 21, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    This is brilliant, I had no idea that you could set the cellular data usage! I tend not to stream on my mobile for fear of overage, but this is a great hack for those long train rides!

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