Netflix has thousands of movie and series titles for everyone’s taste. There are numerous movies and series to look forward to in 2021, such as Biggie: I got a story to tell, a documentary about the infamous rapper, The Notorious B.I.G, Invictus, a biopic on Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) where he looks to unite South Africa via Rugby, and many others.
Tips for Netflix Users in 2021
Whatever your favorite genre is, you can always find something to watch. However, most times, you find yourself in a frustrating situation where you want to watch something, but you cannot find the right movie or a series.
To make the most of your Netflix subscription, here are some tips that you can follow in 2021:
1. Remove titles from viewing history
Most often, the Netflix algorithm uses your chosen titles to serve you recommendations. If you want to avoid this from happening, you can delete some titles from your viewing history. Go to Account and the profile menu, then click on viewing activity. Everything you have watched will appear in chronological order. Proceed to delete the titles you want to delete.
2. Use Chrome extensions to add IMDb ratings
If you want to get an IMDb rating on Netflix, you can add them via a Chrome extension. When you hover over the movie title, the ratings will appear on a pop-up in a thumbnail in the upper right-hand corner. This will help you decide if a movie is worth watching or not.
Since there are numerous Chrome extensions, you need to be careful which one you choose. If the extension has not been updated in a long time or has not kept up with Netflix’s changes, stay away from it. Download those extensions that do not promise the world but promise to get things done.
The extensions only work when you are watching browser-based Netflix. If you are using a streaming device, they will not help.
3. Install a VPN
To protect your devices from hacking, you need to use a Netflix VPN. A Virtual Private Network ensures your connection is encrypted with the highest standard of encryption. This allows you to stream and browse privately.
Moreover, the service reroutes your traffic through another server location of your choice, which allows you to access content in other countries’ Netflix catalogue. For example, when you connect to a VPN server in the US, you can access the entire US Netflix library.
4. Watch Netflix off-peak to get better picture quality
Watching your movies early in the morning or much later at night will give you better video quality. This is because fewer people are online, and the speed also increases.
5. Kick hangers-on out of your account
If you have given your password to other people, their movie taste may be affecting the algorithm that suggests your movies. Go to “My Account” and sign out of all devices. This way, you can be the only one watching with no hanger-on.
Use these few hacks to get the best of your subscription and stop wasting precious off-days scrolling for something worthwhile to watch.