How to Enter Netflix’s Secret Codes

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Despite Netflix’s popularity, it still has an issue with content discovery. The list of TV shows and movies on the home screen often throws up bizarre recommendations How to Recalibrate Your Netflix Recommendations How to Recalibrate Your Netflix Recommendations Netflix's recommendation engine is pretty good most of the time, but sometimes it can get screwy. Here's how to recalibrate it to your changing tastes. Read More , while content you’d enjoy goes unnoticed until a friend happens to mention it in passing.

Netflix uses a range of algorithms to decide what it recommends to you, but none of the behind-the-scenes genres are natively searchable within its apps.

Luckily, each genre has its own secret code 20 Secret Netflix Codes Guaranteed to Help You Find New Content 20 Secret Netflix Codes Guaranteed to Help You Find New Content Here’s our list of the 20 secret Netflix codes guaranteed to help you find new content. Read More . It lets you pinpoint your search to find exactly what you want to watch. You can get strangely specific, such as code 354 which is “Movies Starring Matthew McConaughey”!

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Using the codes requires a little fiddling on your end (unless you use a Chrome extension Netflix's Secret Codes Made Easier With a Chrome Extension Netflix's Secret Codes Made Easier With a Chrome Extension We uncovered secret Netflix codes to give you greater control over search, but if remembering the codes is too complex, here's an extension that lets you browse them all. Read More ). Here’s how to enter Netflix codes and access the service’s entire library.

How to Enter Netflix’s Secret Codes

To enter Netflix codes, just follow these simple step-by-step instructions:

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Go to Netflix and sign into your account.
  3. Type[code] into the address bar.
  4. Replace [code] with one of the genre-specific codes.
  5. Press Enter.

Some popular codes include:

  • Action & Adventure (1365)
  • Anime (7424)
  • TV Cartoons (11177)
  • Film Noir (7687)
  • Stand-up Comedy (11559)
  • Cult Comedies (9434)
  • Independent Dramas (384)
  • Japanese Movies (10398)
  • B-Horror Movies (8195)
  • Classic Musicals (32392)
  • Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1492)
  • Gangster Movies (31851)
  • Psychological Thrillers (5505)

Do you use Netflix’s secret codes regularly, or are you happy to rely on the service’s recommendation algorithms? You can let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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  1. Tamsin Lawrence
    August 24, 2019 at 4:38 am

    I prefer to use Netflix codes. I'm so bored with the content in the past month though.

  2. ShellieBean
    August 28, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Tried your system for inputting a code and all I got was a dead link no matter which code I entered. This does not work.

  3. Jenny
    June 14, 2018 at 2:15 am

    Hi. No I am not happy with this system you have. The genres should be able to be accessible in the search bar

    PLease make it easier for us older folks!