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The best Netflix tools: Use these 10 tricks and tips to get the most out of your subscription

By Jared Newman | Jan. 5, 2015
Don’t be satisfied with the content that bubbles up to the surface of the Netflix user interface. Use these tools to dig down to the good stuff.

Minimize buffering
If Netflix keeps hitting you with the dreaded "buffering" icon, you may be able to sacrifice audio and video quality for smoother playback. While streaming, hold Ctrl-Shift-Alt and press "S" to bring up the bitrate menu. Select lower numbers for audio and video bitrate to increase your odds of smoother streaming, then click "Override." You can change things back to normal by bringing up the menu again and hitting "Reset."

Share your own tips
That's all the tips I have to share for now. Did I overlook any of your favorite strategies for squeezing maximum value from your Netflix subscription? Please share by posting them in the comments section, below.


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