Netflix offers an awkward amount of video riches given the modest monthly price, but choosing the right TV show or movie on a particular night is not the chill-out experience it should be.
In fact, the Netflix user interface is often busy Again and again, the same recommendations are used, giving you the false impression that you do not have thousands of videos to choose from, but only a few dozen.
Once you know what you are doing, you can do a deep dive. You can dive into the Netflix collection of movies and TV episodes and break down the categories to find the perfect video for the moment. You can also help Netflix guess what you want. Finally, you can easily save your tips for later use and start a favorite movie with minimal effort.
Note: Because the UI differs so much from device to device, we've focused our tips on the following points Desktop version of Netflix ̵
1; and we think you can handle great Netflix videos on a desktop better as with an Apple TV remote or your smartphone. We also show you how to add favorite videos to a list that you can easily access in other versions of the Netflix app.
Filter by Genre
We all know the feeling of scrolling aimlessly through one Netflix category after another. from "Reality TV" and "TV Dramas" to "Thriller" to "Suspenseful Movies". If you'd rather not passively leaf through the categories selected by Netflix, there's an easy way to do it.
Click TV Shows or Movies at the top of the Netflix homepage. You will then see a pull-down menu for genres.
Click to see a selection of about 20 different genres, including "Action" and "Documentaries" for Movies, and "Anime" and "Stand-Up & Talk Shows" on the TV page.
Search refined categories.
Searching the genres of Netflix is a good first step in finding the perfect video, but the categories listed in the Genre menu are much wider than the sliced collections in the Netflix main interface What if you're looking for a spy movie, a western, a classic musical, or a sports drama? There's a way to choose between dozens of Netflix niche categories, which will require a bit of work.