Bored with your Netflix recommendations? How to unlock the secret menu

Bored with your Netflix recommendations?  How to unlock the secret menu

Tired of seeing the same list of Netflix TV shows and movie recommendations based on your viewing history? Scrolling isn’t really the best way to find something new to watch, especially if you’re in a hurry. It’s also not a great way to find other niche genres you might be interested in.

But there’s a secret trick to filtering your Netflix library by genre to find exactly what you’re looking for: Netflix codes. Instead of passively accepting the algorithm’s choices, learn how to use Netflix codes to find your own next binge-watch.

What are Netflix Codes?

Netflix codes are based on a number system that corresponds to a different genre or sub-genre, which the algorithm uses to categorize and serve recommendations. For example, instead of browsing Horror, you can search Small Town Scares (81496215) for more specific results.

So far, Netflix has around 36,000 codes. Note that codes can only be used on Netflix’s website and not in the apps.
Where can I find Netflix’s secret menu?

Check out netflix-codes.com for a complete list. There are around 20 categories such as anime, foreign movies and classic movies. These categories are divided into more specific sub-genres. For example, horror films — coded 8711 — contain 12 more codes such as deep sea horror films, zombie horror films, teenage screams and more.
How do I use Netflix codes?

The easiest way is to install the Better Browse for Netflix extension for Chrome. This is how:

1. Go to the Chrome Web Store and search for “Better Browse for Netflix”.
2. Click Add to Chrome.
3. Click Add Extension.
4. Sign in to your Netflix account in a new tab.

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At the top of the Netflix home screen, you should see a new option – Browse All – next to My List. Click on it to search manually or browse the available subgenres.

Another way is through the Netflix codes website. This is how:

1. Visit netflix-codes.com in your PC or mobile browser.
2. Find the genre or subgenre you want to explore.
3. Tap the code next to the genre or subgenre you want.
4. If you are on a device that has the Netflix app installed, the app should open and take you directly to the genre or subgenre you selected. If you don’t have the app installed, it will open Netflix through your browser and you can see the specific movies and shows that are available.
5. Tap the title you want to see.

You can also use the Netflix codes manually in your browser. This is how:

1. Visit netflix-codes.com in your PC or mobile browser.
2. Find the genre or subgenre you want to explore.
3. In another tab, enter <, but replace INSERTNUMBER with the specific genre or subgenre code.
4. You will be taken to Netflix to read the titles available in that section.

From there, you can either note the movie you want to watch and return to the app on your preferred device, or log in to watch in your browser.

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