It is 2020, the streaming craze is at its peak, especially due to a lock down Covid-19 pandemic. People are locked in their homes and it’s been months. At such abnormal times streaming videos on demand has seen and immense growth. With nothing to do during self-isolation people have headed to video streaming and has seen an immense growth.
With high traffic on the internet come a lot issues, such as systems failure, slow speeds, connectivity issues and site crashes.
ScreenBinge, a dedicated platform for providing streaming solutions, entertainment news, and streaming hacks steps in to provide you valuable insight as to how to improve your time in front of the screen.
11 Tips and Tricks that every Streamer Must Know
- 1. Make sure you have a high speed internet
- 2. Uncertain about what to watch?
- 3. No more buffering
- 4. Access different Netflix regional libraries
- 5. Pro-Short cuts for Netflix
- 6. Are you optimized for HD?
- 7. Customize subtitles, fonts, colors and more
- 8. Get honest ratings on screen
- 9. Save data on mobile devices
- 10. Turn videos into podcasts!
- 11. Access hidden categories with genre codes
- Wrapping Up!
1. Make sure you have a high speed internet
If your internet is sluggish in the first place, buffering will be you’re ultimate binging partner. However, if you don’t have fast internet speeds, you can lower the resolution and watch your desired show. Internet service providers also slow down your speed when they detect you’re using high bandwidth. This problem can be solved to and you can get all the speed you’ve signed up for!
2. Uncertain about what to watch?
Netflix shuffle feature lets you land on a movie when you have no clue what to watch, previously people were using Netflix Roulette. But why use a third party app when Netflix is already giving the option to play random movies until you find one.
3. No more buffering
Watching a great movie, but continuously bothered by buffering? Here is a smart trick if you’re watching on chrome press Ctrl+Shift+Alt/Opt+S to access the streaming menu. Here you can change settings and get rid of buffering.
If you’re streaming on a gaming console such as Wii, Xbox 360, or PlayStation 3 use the directional pad click up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, up, up, up, up.
4. Access different Netflix regional libraries
While there’s a lot of content on Netflix, nothing beats American Netflix. It has the highest number of shows and movies. But how can you watch them when you’re living in a completely different country? The simple answer is by using a VPN service, it protects your data by encrypting it, replaces your IP address, and prevents your ISP from throttling your internet speed.
So this one on the list is very important!
5. Pro-Short cuts for Netflix
- Press F for full screen, to exit full screen press the Esc button.
- To forward press shift and right arrow, to rewind press the shift key along with the left arrow.
- Press the space bare to pause or play, you can also do with the PgDn PgUp buttons.
- Press M to mute.
6. Are you optimized for HD?
Many people subscribe to the HD plan, however miss out on actually watching HD quality videos. For this you have to change your streaming settings. Visit (https://www.netflix.com/HdToggle) and keep the HD option on always on. Be careful though, if you’re using mobile data a single episode might suck in a month’s data.
7. Customize subtitles, fonts, colors and more
There are many foreign epic films available on Netflix, so if you’re glued to one and want a better experience, All you need to do is go to Your Account > Your Profile > Subtitle Appearance. Here you will get all the options to customize the subtitles to your liking!
8. Get honest ratings on screen
Download the Netflix enhancement suite and get pop-up ratings and trailers from IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. This helps you pick the kind of movie you want to watch a separate the other hundreds of titles that totally suck and you won’t ever want to watch them!
9. Save data on mobile devices
Even though Netflix has implemented the AV-1 file compression system recently, which helps speed up streaming and takes less data. One sure way to save data on Netflix is to go to settings and select Wi-Fi only. You may not realize you’re using mobile data unless it suddenly finishes, so keep the settings on Wi-Fi by default and you will never face such a loss.
10. Turn videos into podcasts!
This is a great feature, if there’s a video that you just need to listen to turn on audio description, it mentions everything from facial expression to changes in scene and the entry of a character.
Fans have always complained how it is hard to find content on Netflix that they may like, well here’s a real hack, you can find movies using a very specific category divide code sheet. Simple type www.netflix.com/browse/genre/XXXX
And enter the 4 digit code genre/
Hope you liked these tips for Streaming, since that’s what most of us are going to be doing foe while, so why not do it like a pro?
Do you have any tips to share? Comment in the section below and let us know as well! So Netflix and chill!