Tips for Netflix Fans in 2021
Netflix is your go-to streaming platform when it comes to great movies, shows, and documentaries. The recent success of Outside the Wire, Night Stalker, and Bridgerton proves that Netflix can actually compete with the giants like Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, and Amazon Prime Video when it comes to airing original content. The platform’s 200 million-plus subscribers worldwide can attest to this.
After entertaining us for close to 12 months of quarantine, Netflix still manages to surprise us. The streaming giant is set to drop new films and TV shows to keep sustaining us through 2021. To help you enjoy all the content in store for you, we have outlined some of the tips to help you get the best viewing experience. But first, let’s look at some of the new content coming up this year.
2021 Netflix Releases
Netflix is set to make 2021 one of the best years possible in terms of content releases. From reimagined fairy tales to hearty comedies, here are some of the best films and shows to look forward to on Netflix in 2021.
- Malcolm & Marie (5th February)
- To All the Boys: Always and Forever (12th February)
- Yes Day (out 12th March)
- Things Heard and Seen (30th April)
Tips to Enhance Your Viewing Experience
So, how do you enhance your Netflix account and ensure you are getting the most out of your subscription? Here are some tips.
Make Use of Netflix Bible to Find What You’re Looking For
Netflix’s wimpy categories like “Romance” or “Action” just don’t cut it. To get more specific with your searches, head over to What’s on Netflix, which is a veritable encyclopedia with over 20, 000 wild, freaky and exciting sub-genres.
The Netflix bible even has ID codes that you can add at the end of the Netflix URL to send you directly to the ‘promised land’.
Have Netflix decide for you what to watch
Instead of wasting precious time scrolling through to find something to watch, let Netflix decide for you what to watch using its shuffle play feature. Just like its name suggests, shuffle play will use Netflix’s algorithm to instantaneously play something that might interest you based on your watch list and watch history.
Use a VPN to unblock restricted content
Another problem with streaming services is that your geographical location determines the content you watch. But, you can bypass this by using a VPN to stream Netflix. One of the functions of VPNs is that it changes your location to one of the VPN servers, thus allowing you to watch content that is not available in your location.
Download to watch offline
One of the greatest barriers to streaming is that you must have a high-quality internet connection to hack it. However, Netflix has made it easier by allowing you to download your favorite movies and TV shows to watch offline.
Note that you’ll have to get the mobile app for this to work. Also, downloading requires quite some time and a bit of storage space.
Clear your watch history
Maybe you watched a scandalous movie and didn’t want Netflix to keep recommending the same stuff, or you don’t want your partner to know what was keeping you awake last night. Netflix allows you to delete your watch history. Go to your account, then click on the dropdown on your profile menu, and select viewing activity. You’ll see everything that you’ve watched in chronological order, and delete any or all of them.
Netflix has so much to offer in terms of family entertainment. But, you need to be smart if you want to get the best viewing experience. We hope the above tips help!