Here’s a little tip for unearthing some cinematic gems for your next Netflix and Chil(dren) session.
Netflix has been holding out on us, you guys. This little trick the internet recently alerted us to can streamline the time you spend digging around for something new for your kids to run into the ground.
When you browse Netflix on the computer, you’re using a url that looks like this: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/783.
That number at the end is the key to unlocking secret category codes that help you access all sorts of collections and films you may have otherwise missed. If, like my family, you never really watch via the computer, you can still search this way and add to your lists to watch later on your TV. (Note that this shortcut doesn’t work when browsing in a kid account.)
Here are some we’ve found most useful:
- Children and Family Movies 783
- Movies for Ages 0-2 6796
- Movies for Ages 2-4 6218
- Movies for Ages 5-7 5455
- Movies for Ages 8-10 561
- Movies for Ages 11-12 6962
- Education for Kids 10659
- Disney 67673
- Movies Based on Children’s Books 10056
- Family Features 51056
- TV Cartoons 11177
- Kids TV 27346
- Kids Music 52843
- Animal Tales 5507
- Disney Musicals 59433
- Visually Striking Films for Ages 5-7 (?!) 2851
We’ve played around typing in random codes (some which work, some which don’t…) and been more than entertained by what we’ve churned up. Let us know what you find!