How to Upgrade Your Netflix Experience With a Few Clicks

We’re in the vibrant embrace of spring, which means we also expect something fresh on our screens. Fortunately, if TV networks have a lackluster showing, we can count on streaming services to fill the void.

This month, the top shows trending on Netflix in India include “The Great Indian Kapil Show” and “Maamla Legal Hai.” “The Railway Men—The Untold Story of Bhopal 1984” is also very popular. The series uncover the courageous actions of railway workers who saved many lives during the world’s worst industrial accident.

Another of the month’s biggest stories is a show Netflix has just acquired from HBO. “Sex and the City” is an old-time international favorite and almost guarantees millions of extra eyeballs on Netflix.

However, you don’t have to stick to your geographical area for content. With a VPN, you can access geo-restricted shows and movies from all over the globe. Besides, we have some sizzling tips on improving your experience, getting better recommendations, and making Netflix feel like your own with profile customization so you only get recommendations for shows you actually want to watch.

How to Refine Your Netflix Recommendations

Netflix uses an algorithm to recommend only shows it knows you’ll enjoy. They use signals such as your search history, watch history, and geolocation to determine your preferences. But sometimes, your signals of approval can get lost, especially if there are other people in the household. There’s an easy way to fix that, so you spend less time searching for good stuff and more time breaking out the popcorn for some serious binge-watching.

Use a VPN to Access More Content

Let’s start with answering the main questions: “what is a VPN?” and “how can it help me with content?”

A Virtual Private Network, or VPN, is software that creates a secure tunnel for data moving between your device and the internet. It encrypts your internet traffic so others can’t spy on your online activities or steal data. Additionally, a VPN hides your IP address, so your actual location cannot be detected. VPNs allow you to switch to servers in different countries, effectively changing your location and granting access to region-specific content.

Don’t want to miss your regional recommendations? You can create a profile to watch geo-blocked content without messing up your local feed. If you want to follow shows only available in the US, create a custom profile for US shows. Before you start, use a VPN to connect to a US-based server to access the internet, then log in and choose the US account profile.

Define Your Netflix User Profile

Depending on a subscription plan, a Netflix account holder can create up to 5 profiles for members of the same household. Remember that people who live in a different household than the account owner cannot create additional profiles.

First, select a different avatar for each profile within your household to give you a quick visual reference. Click your profile in the top right corner of your screen. Go to Account >> Profile. Here, you can also change playback settings, including subtitle appearance. Choose your font and font size and change the color for the drop shadow. Each profile on a Netflix account has its own unique set of settings.

Clean Up Your Watch History

If you share a Netflix profile with other family members, their viewing activity can affect your recommendations. For example, if the kids only watch comics or sports, their choices will clutter up your profile. You’ll be bombarded with suggestions for shows you have no interest in.

But there is a way to stop them from spoiling your algorithm. Suppose you have a spare or extra profile in your household. In that case, you can use it as an alternate profile to watch shows that don’t suit your taste without affecting your suggestions. You can also delete programs from your viewing activity to maintain accurate recommendations.

Emphasize Feedback Signals to Improve Your Netflix Algorithm

Netflix tracks search activity to factor it into the recommendation algorithm. So, the next step is to search for content in your preferred genre and add anything that interests you to your watch list.

Another way to improve your Netflix recommendations is by rating the content on your watch list. These actions send clear signals about your entertainment preferences, and Netflix will use them to choose better shows for you in the future.

Tweak Your Profile and Enjoy!

There’s plenty to watch on Netflix this spring. If you make a few simple tweaks to your Netflix profile, you can personalize your experience to get the most out of the platform. Create separate profiles, clean up your viewing history, and emphasize your preferences to ensure that Netflix understands your needs. Without further ado, kick off your shoes and dive into Netflix’s newest entertainment!