Imagine a regular day when you open your Netflix account. You see the same recommendations you saw yesterday, last week, and last month. And no, you’re not feeling any more inclined to see those movies or shows than the previous hundred times you had them recommended to you. Instead, you want something new, exciting, that you had not thought of before. We know how you’re feeling, and we’ve got the exact thing you need: The Netflix secret codes.
Yes, the Netflix video streaming platform has a set of secret codes that will get you to places where your standard menus won’t — or not very quickly, anyway. Moreover, the codes are the key to unlocking several Netflix subcategories that are unavailable otherwise. So, if you want such access, you first need the secret code. But, not to worry, we’ll give them all to you. And then you’ll have an even more comprehensive catalog of fantastic films and TV shows you didn’t imagine were around.
So what are those Netflix secret codes?
You surely already noticed that the Netflix app will give you a lot of recommendations as you browse around it. So you can dig around movies or TV shows only. Or you can dig a little deeper and delve into genre-specific content. It is fascinating as you discover the platform’s potential. But then it turns old very quickly. So boring. It just reminds you of how fast you’ve run out of options.
However, the Netflix video streaming service offers more than 15,000 titles worldwide. So the chances are that you have seen but a tiny fraction of that vast catalog. Even if we go more specific, the about 6,300 titles in the US Netflix library (the largest one) are still more than you could see in a year of binge-watching.
You can see other Netflix catalogs by connecting to the service with a VPN so you can cheat the system into thinking you’re a user from another country –more on that later.
But regardless of the variety, you can have as a Netflix user of any country or a Netflix user with a top-notch VPN (which gives you access to the library of any country you want), remember that there remains hidden Netflix content for you to discover. And the Netflix secret codes are the treasure maps you’ll need to find it.
Using the Netflix secret codes
Here’s how you can use the Netflix secret codes if you have a smart TV:
- Open your TV’s Netflix app.
- Go to “Search.”
- Write the code in the search bar.
- Look at the results.
If, on the other hand, you prefer to enjoy your Netflix from a Windows 10 system, you need to do something else. So if you have a Windows 10 computer and a Smart TV, this is what you must do:
- Your Smart TV must be Wi-Fi enabled. Also, it needs to be in the same local network as your Windows 10 computer. And both devices need to be Bluetooth-enabled.
- On your Windows computer, look for the “Connect” application. Ensure that both of your devices support “Miracast.”
- Take your Smart TV’s remote, press “Home” or “Input,” and select “Screen mirroring” or “Project,” or however your particular TV calls it.
- Now go to your Windows PC, and, in the settings menu, pick “Devices.”
- Choose “Add Bluetooth or other device.”
- Find “Wireless display or dock” and select it.
- Find your Smart TV on the following menu.
- That’s it, and now you can cast Netflix to your Smart TV from your computer.
So there you go; now you can start using the secret codes to navigate your Netflix.
Netflix secret codes list
And now, it’s time to reveal the secret Netflix code list:
|Category||The secret code on Netflix|
|Gay & Lesbian Dramas||500|
|Movies for ages 8 to 10||561|
|Children & Family Movies||783|
|Country & Western/Folk||1105|
|Travel & Adventure Documentaries||1159|
|Action & Adventure||1365|
|TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy||1372|
|Late Night Comedies||1402|
|Sci-Fi & Fantasy||1492|
|Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy||1568|
|Latin American Movies||1613|
|Sci-Fi Horror Movies||1694|
|Military Action & Adventure||2125|
|Science & Nature Documentaries||2595|
|World Music Concerts||2856|
|Rock & Pop Concerts||3278|
|Dramas Based on Real Life||3653|
|Social & Cultural Documentaries||3675|
|Social Issue Dramas||3947|
|Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy||4734|
|Dramas Based on Books||4961|
|Eastern European Movies||5254|
|Movies for ages 5 to 7||5455|
|Middle Eastern Movies||5875|
|Movies for ages 2 to 4||6218|
|Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy||6485|
|Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling||6695|
|Movies for ages 0 to 2||6796|
|Movies for ages 11 to 12||6962|
|Romantic Foreign Movies||7153|
|Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies||8243|
|Slasher and Serial Killer Movies||8646|
|Foreign Horror Movies||8654|
|Martial Arts Movies||8985|
|Southeast Asian Movies||9196|
|Sports & Fitness||9327|
|Urban & Dance Concerts||9472|
|Crime Action & Adventure||9584|
|Romantic Independent Movies||9916|
|Movies Based on Children’s Books||10056|
|Comic Book and Superhero||10118|
|Jazz & Easy Listening||10271|
|Education for Kids||10659|
|TV Action & Adventure||10673|
|Spy Action & Adventure||10702|
|Cult Horror Movies||10944|
|Independent Action & Adventure||11804|
|Foreign Action & Adventure||11828|
|Military TV Shows||25804|
|Crime TV Shows||26146|
|Faith & Spirituality||26835|
|Art House Movies||29764|
|Classic Romantic Movies||31273|
|Classic Foreign Movies||32473|
|Steamy Romantic Movies||35800|
|Supernatural Horror Movies||42023|
|Deep Sea Horror Movies||45028|
|Classic TV Shows||46553|
|Classic Action & Adventure||46576|
|Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy||47147|
|Classic War Movies||48744|
|British TV Shows||52117|
|Science & Nature TV||52780|
|Faith & Spirituality Movies||52804|
|Teen TV Shows||60951|
|New Zealand Movies||63782|
|Korean TV Shows||67879|
|Food & Travel TV||72436|
|Cult TV Shows||74652|
|Zombie Horror Movies||75405|
|Vampire Horror Movies||75804|
|Werewolf Horror Movies||75930|
|Asian Action Movies||77232|
|Music & Concert Documentaries||90361|
|Kids Faith & Spirituality||751423|
Using the Netflix secret codes on your computer
The secret Netflix codes will show you many hidden TV shows and movies in the Netflix catalog. Using one of the codes to browse around your Netflix takes no more than a few seconds as you unlock hundreds of hidden genres and subgenres. If you are a computer user, follow these steps:
- Launch your favorite web browser on your computer, and point it towards Netflix. Log in.
- Go to the Search bar.
- Copy and paste the code you want to see in the search bar.
- See the results that show up.
If the method shown above doesn’t work for you, don’t be alarmed. There’s another way, more old school but just as effective. The alternative recipe is:
- Copy this URL: https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/
- Don’t press the Enter button after pasting the URL. Instead, add the secret code you want at the end of the URL.
- NOW you can hit “Enter.”
So that’s how you can take advantage of the Netflix secret codes in a computer. Yes, we know, computer monitors are hardly going to be the preferred way to watch Netflix for most of our readers. However, the following section will inform you about other devices.
Using the Netflix secret codes on other devices
Many of our kind readers will want to know how to use the Netflix secret codes in devices other than computers, naturally.
So what’s the deal with an Amazon Fire Stick or a Roku? Open Netflix on your device, find your way to the search bar and run a search for the secret code you want. You can try the same procedure using a PlayStation or an Xbox. If that isn’t working for you, then you can try this, with the help of your desktop computer:
- Choose the secret code you want to use.
- Copy and paste the URL https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/ into your computer’s browser.
- Append the secret code to the prior URL. Hit “Enter.”
- Browse around the hidden category until you find a show or movie you’d like to see. Then add it to your list.
- Now go to your Firestick, Roku, or other device and launch your Netflix app.
- The hidden show will now be on your watch list!
How can I watch Netflix with a VPN?
So you want to see the Netflix library in another country? A streaming VPN is the way to go. If you can’t log into your Netflix account while you’re overseas, you’ll also need the VPN.
VPNs exchange your IP address for one that comes from the VPN server you’re using. Your “new” address is from the country where the server is. So, suppose you are connected to a Japanese VPN server and log into Netflix. In that case, you’re in Japan as far as Netflix is concerned –assuming you have one of the few VPN services that work with Netflix.
The best VPNs to use with Netflix as of today are NordVPN, ExpressVPN, and Surfshark. They have plenty of servers around the globe, and each will give you reliable connections at the highest speeds so you can see an HD video stream without problems. If you’re interested in learning more about Netflix and VPNs, we have several guides that will help you with that.
The three best VPNs for Netflix are paid VPNs. However, if you are wondering if you could use a free VPN for Netflix, we can’t advise you even to try it. Most free VPNs on the internet create more security and privacy problems than they solve, and they are usually short on data quotas, resources, servers, and functionality. Besides, free VPNs are the ones that Netflix has more success finding and blocking. This is not to say that there could be a free VPN out there than can deal with Netflix. But even if it’s there, you should keep away from it.
How can I find similar content on Netflix?
So you finished watching a TV show or a movie that you enjoyed. So naturally, you’d like to find another video that you could enjoy as much. We have good news for you: you can find similar content using a particular URL and appending the title’s ID. Here’s how you do it:
- Click on the title of the show or movie you liked and copy the Title ID.
- Now add the title ID at the end of this URL: www.netflix.com/browse/similars/. Press “Enter.”
- See what Netflix says to you about similar material.
Wrapping up: Yes, there is a secret catalog on Netflix!
So you heard about the Netflix secret catalog but didn’t think much about it. It sounded like an urban legend or a conspiracy theory. Well, it’s true. The secret catalog is there, it includes thousands of movies and shows, and you can enjoy it by learning about the Netflix secret codes and how to use them.
And if you use a top-notch streaming VPN to see Netflix, you will be able to see the secret catalog available in the other Netflix countries too.
This is one of those cases in which the rumors are all true! There are secret Netflix codes that will give you access to hidden titles.
You can use any Netflix secret code (they are all numbers) by appending it to the URL https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/.
Unfortunately, you can’t. The PS4 app (as well as many other Netflix apps) won’t let you edit any URLs directly. However, you can still see the hidden material once you’ve added it to your Netflix watchlist from another device — a computer is the easiest one for this.
Most of the secret codes we’ve shown you will work in any country.