These secret codes will unlock Netflix's hidden categories – and there are LOADS of them
Thankfully, Netflix engineers add category codes to create a bank of sub-genres for all the films and TV shows on the service.
So each piece of content gets filed into a specific sub-genre that’s recorded by the numerical code on the genre URL.
An example looks like this: www.netflix.com/browse/genre/6839
By changing the digits of the code at the end, you can browse through thousands of categories on the streaming service.
Not all the codes will take you somewhere, which is a by-product of Netflix’s shifting catalogue and international availability.
But the brains at Gizmodo have done some digging and found two websites keeping track of the codes.
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During its press conference at CES this year , Netflix revealed it is now available in 130 countries around the world.
“Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network,” said company CEO Reed Hastings.
“With this launch, consumers around the world — from Singapore to St. Petersburg, from San Francisco to Sao Paulo — will be able to enjoy TV shows and movies simultaneously — no more waiting.”