Browse Netflix’s Secret Categories With This Chrome Extension
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You probably know by now that Netflix has thousands of secret categories that make it easier to browse its vast library by genre. You also probably know it can be a pain to look up those codes when you’re looking for something new to watch. With the help of a Chrome extension, that process just got a little easier.

Netflix categories are identified by a string of numbers in the URL. So for example, if you wanted to browse Netflix’s list of action comedies, you would need its unique code. That just happens to be 43040. So when you’re on the computer, you can navigate to the following:

http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/43040

You will then see a list of all the content available on Netflix under that genre.

So how do you find out all those secret codes? One of the easiest ways is using the Chrome extension, Netflix Categories. The extension allows you to search that list of categories and add your favorites to a short-list. Favorites are viewable as soon as you click the extension button, and you can expand to view the full list of categories.

Browse Netflix's Secret Categories With This Chrome Extension NetflixCategories

Click on any given category and the extension will load the list of movies and shows available in your current tab.

It’s worth noting that the extension currently does not include all the available categories, but many more categories should be added soon. If you’re not a Chrome user, you could always opt for a Netflix category search engine like NetflixCodes.me.

How do you find new content to watch on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. Deekshith Allamaneni
    February 10, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    [Developer] Thanks for the review MUO. I think it is worth mentioning that NetflixCodes.me and Netflix Categories Chrome extension both have same number of categories as of now to my knowledge. But there are many other categories not covered by both. There are a total of over 70,000 categories but only a few of them have actual content. It would be annoying for the user to click on a category just to find out that it is empty. So I am trying to verify them one by one and add to the list. Thanks!

  2. Briped
    February 10, 2017 at 8:09 am

    The extension returns an error: "Package is invalid. Details: 'Default locale is defined but default data couldn't be loaded.'.".

    • Deekshith Allamaneni
      February 10, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      [Developer] Hi, looks like a few people with en_CA (Canadian English) locale has this issue installing via Chrome web store. Will resolve this asap.