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    How to use Netflix secret codes

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    In this article we will see how to use Netflix secret codes to find hidden or obscure TV and movie genres. Netflix Codes are special numbers that allow you to find hidden shows and movies from the home page. You can use Netflix Codes to browse anything from broad genre categories to specific movie tastes. Netflix Hidden Codes can only be used on the website, but you can watch the titles you find anywhere.


    There are thousands of movies and TV shows airing on Netflix. So why does Netflix seem to always recommend the same ones? If you are looking for new movies or shows to watch, especially if your favorite genre is obscure, try using Netflix codes. These shortcodes allow you to find and look at titles you might not otherwise have seen. Here's how Netflix codes work, how to use them, and some of our personal favorite codes.



    What are Netflix Codes?

    While it's easy to miss, almost every page on Netflix has a "code". This code decides which shows and movies will appear on the page, and there is specific code for each genre and sub-genre on the service. You will find this code in the page URL when you look through the website, not the mobile apps or smart TVs. 

    For example, the Netflix code for “Animation” is 4698. Therefore, go to https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/4698 and you will find all of Netflix's most popular and recommended animated titles.


    How to use Netflix secret codes

    To use genre and subgenre codes, take the URL https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/XXXX and replace the four Xs with the code you found.


    Every movie and TV show also has its own code. You can use these codes to find other titles similar to the one you have the code for.


    For example, the Netflix code for their sci-fi horror show “Stranger Things” is 80057281. If you go to https://www.netflix.com/browse/similars/80057281 you will get all the Netflix titles they think are similar to “Stranger Things ".


    To use specific codes for movies or TV shows, take the URL https://www.netflix.com/browse/similars/XXXX and replace the four Xs with the code.

    Once you reach the page you are looking for, you can browse the titles in two ways. By default, Netflix will only show you everything it recommends, but if you click the little square under your profile picture and then click Tips for you, you can choose a new order to browse.


    Your options include Release year, which will sort the titles from the most recent to the oldest; AZ, which puts them in alphabetical order; And ZA, which puts them in reverse alphabetical order. These are the absolute best ways to find titles you've never seen or heard of before.



    Of course, to do all of this, you'll need a Netflix code to get started. Here are some of our favorite codes, which you can use to find all kinds of content.

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