Netflix’s secret categories, a once-private list of subgenres the streaming giant uses to customize user recommendations, were exposed last week. Much to our viewing pleasure, there is now a simpler way to access them.
A new browsing tool, available as a Chrome extension and a Firefox add-on, adds a drop-down menu labeled “Super Browse” beside the original Netflix “Browse” menu on the top left corner of the streaming website’s homepage. Hovering over the newly exposed menu introduces an alphabetized list of Netflix’s secret categories.
Problem is, the genres aren't all searchable on Netflix. As Mashable notes:
[They] can only be accessed by typing in a URL with the format:
Replace the "###" with a number code to access the specific genre you want, like 561 for Movies for Ages 8 to 10, or 11146 for Anime Action. With the extension and the add-on, perusing these categories is as easy as clicking and scrolling. The full list of codes can be found here.
Now you can kick back and effortlessly binge those “Deep Sea Horror” movies or “Foreign Sci-fi & Fantasy” films you’ve been meaning to watch.