You might have heard about cheat codes that unlock unknown treasures in computer games. But if you’re someone who has invested too much into binge watching, then you can try out tons of Netflix secret codes to unearth the hidden categories on the popular streaming service.
What are Netflix cheat codes?
Basically, Netflix has created thousands of web pages to list titles based on their genres and their sub-genres. You might want to start off with simple ones like horror, comedy, or drama. But the streaming giant is taking it to another level.
For example, you can directly land on a Netflix page where you can find military movies based on real life. Or, you can find all the movies starring Tom Cruise.
This could be very helpful for people like me. I regularly browse Netflix’s giant catalog trying to find something binge-worthy. But after almost an hour, I accept my defeat and resort to watching some random video or a web series on YouTube. How efficient, huh?
How do I use Netflix secret codes?
Netflix has assigned an ID number to each genre and sub-genre so that you can directly access their pages by typing the number along with the following URL.
The ID number of the category “military movies based on real life” is 1216900. So, the URL becomes something like:
It’s estimated that there are around 3,000 of such category pages that exist on Netflix.
Try the extensions
Here, it would be very tedious to manually type the URL for thousands of categories. The easiest thing you can do is bookmark those pages.
But what if you want to explore some new category?
Awesome Netflix Secret Codes – Here’s The List
Now, I can’t suggest the best Netflix cheat codes to you because it depends from person to person. Some people might want to watch action movies while some would cling on to period dramas.
Anyway, here I have composed a list of Netflix secret codes that I think would be helpful to most of the users.
- Action & Adventure: 1365
- Action Comedies: 43040
- Asian Action Movies: 77232
- Classic Action & Adventure: 46576
- Anime: 7424
- Anime Comedies: 9302
- Anime Action: 2653
- Anime Horror: 10695
- Anime Series: 6721
- Anime Dramas: 452
- Children & Family: 783
- Disney: 67673
- TV Cartoons: 11177
- Kids’ TV: 27346
- Classic: 31574
- Classic action & adventure: 46576
- Classic westerns: 47465
- Classic romantic movies: 31273
- Classic dramas: 29809
- Classic comedies: 31694
- Comedy: 6548
- Slapstick comedies: 10256
- Horror comedies: 89585
- Dark comedies: 869
- Stand-up Comedy: 11559
- Steamy romantic movies: 35800
- Teen Comedies: 3519
- Romantic Comedies: 5475
- Documentaries: 6839
- Biographical documentaries: 3652
- Historical documentaries: 5349
- Sports documentaries: 180
- Dramas: 5763
- Horror: 8711
- Music: 1701
- Romantic: 8883
- Sci-fi & Fantasy: 1492
- Sports: 4370
- Art House Movies: 29764
- Thrillers: 8933
- TV Shows: 83
- Science & nature: 52780
- Indian movies: 10463
- Experimental movies: 11079
- Miniseries: 4814
- Korean TV shows: 67879
- Food & travel: 72436
- LGBT Dramas: 500
- Film Noir: 7687
- World music concerts: 2856
- Rock & pop concerts: 3278
You can find an extensive list of almost all the cheat codes on What’s On Netflix.
How to find more Netflix Secret Codes?
If you realized, these so called cheat codes were in front of your eyes all the time. On a specific Netflix page, you can simply take a look at the URL.
Also, for example, you’re on the horror movie page, you can simply click on any of the recommendations at the top and you end up on a new category of content.
How do you enter codes on Android and iPhone Netflix app?
Now, if you watch Netflix on your Android and iOS devices, then you might want to jump onto secret categories on these devices as well. Sadly, you can’t do that because the apps don’t work that way.
First of all, for obvious reasons you can type the URL in the app. Even if you click on some link in your web browser, it will automatically open the Netflix app and take you to the home page.
I also tried to enter the ID number in the Netflix search bar. But as expected, it didn’t work. Also, you can’t stream Netflix on your mobile browser so that can’t be one of the options.
Can you use Netflix codes on TV?
Another question that might pop-up in your mind is whether you can use these codes on your TV or while using Chromecast.
Sadly, just like the mobile app, you can’t enter these secret code on your smart TV. The same story goes for Chromecast as it’s also controlled by your smartphone.