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Stop Buffering On  Netflix

Stop Buffering On  Netflix

Do you find yourself screaming at the screen when Netflix pauses at the 85 minute mark of a 90 minute horror movie to buffer the ending?

How about watching Making a Murderer and having the video stop while the audio keeps going? Sure, in a few seconds, the video catches up, but deep down, you’ve already forgotten what just happened because the little voice inside your head said, “Shit! Am I gonna have to start this thing all over again?

It’s midnight and I’ve got the dentist at 7am tomorrow morning…”

Well, if you’re one of the unfortunate few left in the country who has dial-up or you’re not forking over enough $$$ to your ISP for a decent bandwidth, you’re pretty much screwed. The best you can do is set your Netflix viewing options to AUTO or LOW and hope for the best.
However, if you’ve got a decent internet connection and you haven’t just completely pissed off the cable or satellite gods, you may be in luck. There are plenty of things you can do to avoid the Buffer Barrier or the High Plains of Pause.

The first thing you’re going to want to do is unplug your modem and your router. Yes, yes, I know. And no, you can’t just turn them off. You’ve got unplug them and leave them unplugged for 15 seconds. When you plug them back in, there’s a specific order you’ve got to follow, too: modem first, router next. Wait for the modem to boot up before you plug in the router. They’re taking tiny electric pulses and turning them into movies on your magic picture box—give them a minute.

In a lot of cases, those little steps will solve your problems. Cable and network engineers can’t tell you why, and scientists are baffled by the phenomenon, but in 75% of the cases, unplugging any device and plugging it back in fixes it.
If you try that and you’re still not happy with the results, here are some things to try:

  1.  Limit the number of walls and large furniture items the signal has to pass through. If your TV is at one end of the house and your router is at the other end, expecting a strong signal once it passes through a bookcase, a bathroom, the kitchen, and a few bedrooms is unrealistic.
  2.  Put your router near the center of the house on the top floor—or even in the attic. Radio waves travel best going down and laterally. If your router is sitting right next to your desktop computer, consider moving it. Power cords and computer wires can interfere with signals.
  3.  Switch to the 5GHz band if you’re using a dual band router. To find out if you’ve got this capability, go to your network settings on your device and check the available networks. If you see one with “-5G” after your network name, select it.
  4.  Invest in a wireless bridge/range extender. For $20 to $30, these little gadgets plug right into the wall and can double the range of your network.
  5.  Aluminum foil I know—I didn’t believe it either. It looks goofy, but it raised my wireless speed by 30Mbps. You’ll need about 12” of foil. Just tear it off, curve it slightly, and stand it up behind the router. You might not want to do this if your router is in a conspicuous place like the center of the dining room table, but if you’ve got it stuck off in a corner like most people, why not, right?
  6. Hardwire your device to your router. Most routers have at least two Ethernet connectors built in. If your device is close enough to the router (or you’ve got enough cable), you can skip WiFi altogether.
    As a last resort, don’t forget to check your network speed in network settings on your desktop, laptop, or tablet. If you’re paying your ISP for 100Mbps but you’re only getting 20Mbps, a phone call is in order…followed by a long wait and lots of recordings.

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Don Gillette is a novelist, poet, and journalist. His latest book, Old Leather, is available in both paperback and ebook.

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Netflix has gotten quite smart lately, and if you are a parent, you may want to know how.

As parents you may often be battling your kids to go to bed on time, because they want just five more minutes to stay up, or want to keep watching television. Believe me, we have all been there! With every excuse heard, Netflix may have a solution to outwit your children, and get them to bed in an easier and quicker way.

With development in progress with DreamWorks Animation Studios, Netflix has created miniature episodes of your children’s favorite television shows, from popular series like Dinotrux. So how is this a marvelous and helpful solution to outwitting your children? The episodes tell a story, just like the 30-60 minute shows normally would, but in only 5 minutes! Allowing your child to be fully satisfied by watching and listening to a whole story, but in only 5 minutes. How neat is that?

Each show not only tells a full story in 5 minutes, but also shares the best scenes of the longer episode, in this short amount of time. You can find these programs under the “5 Minute Favorites” section on the Netflix site. The shows are geared towards children aged 2-10, and have especially driven towards the children of the U.S. and Canada, because studies have shown that 61% of parents in these countries struggle with getting their children to go to bed at the time they wish.

Next time children ask to stay up for just 5 more minutes, you can let them watch one of Netflix’s new “5 Minute Favorites” and from proven studies, your child should be much more satisfied and willing to go to bed. Netflix is not only keeping us entertained, but now Netflix is making our lives easier! Just another perfect addition to the site. If you are not a subscriber, this may be a good reason to become one!

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Is there ever a time where you are trying to enjoy Netflix, but Netflix is not cooperating? We may have all the easy fixes to your Netflix problems.

 

Netflix Unavailable Popup Messages

Many experience the common streaming interruption problem where you may receive a message across your screen that says, “Netflix is Unavailable,” or something similar. If this happens please be assured this is not your fault, but the company’s. If you are experiencing this problem, try one of these various methods:

  • Check Netflix’s CS Twitter feed
    • By doing this, you can see what is going on with Netflix, and how long the service interruption may take. Netflix is very efficient and speedy at figuring out why the site is down, but also is good at keeping communication on what they are doing and when the problems should be fixed.

 

Internet Connection Issues

If you are personally struggling with streaming problems that are your fault, this can be an easy fix. Is your Netflix down, or is your internet not working, even though it should be? Follow these simple steps to helpfully get back on track to continue watching Orange is the New Black:

  • Restart your iPhone, television, computer, or game console
  • Restart your browser
  • Restart your router
  • Restart your modem
  • Toggle your internet on your device off, then back on
  • Check the WiFi router location
  • Call your internet service provider

 

Error 1011 and/or 1012

Are you receiving Error 1011 and/or 1012 on your iPhone, or Apple devices? This fix is much easier than you may think!

  1. Go to your iPhone Settings
  2. Go down to Netflix
  3. Click “Netflix”
  4. Under “Netflix Settings” select “Reset”
  5. Press your home button
  6. Return to Netflix

If this method still does not work, try closing out of Netflix, restarting your phone, and open Netflix again once your phone turns back on.

 

Error 12001

If you are an Android user, you may be experiencing Error 12001, which is similar to the iPhone errors.

  1. Go to Android Settings
  2. Go to Application Manager
  3. Select “Netflix”
  4. Tap on “Clear Data”
  5. Press your home button
  6. Return to Netflix

If this method still does not work, try closing out of Netflix, restarting your phone, and open Netflix again once your phone turns back on.

 

Error 1016

Another common Apple problem with Netflix is Error 1016, which is a simple fix that you do not even have to go to your settings for.

  1. Swipe up from your home screen to retrieve your bottom menu
  2. Tap Airplane Mode (the picture of an airplane) to turn it on
  3. Tap Airplane Mode to toggle the mode back off
  4. Press your home button
  5. Return to Netflix

 

Hopefully these tips help fix common Netflix problems you may be experiencing, but if you receive anymore problems, try contacting Netflix directly.

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Netflix has recently proven that by subscribing to the service this saves time in the long run. The cable television world has not completely evaporated, yet, the streaming service world has definitely begun to take over.

Watching cable television not only has many commercials that are wasting your time, but this also shortens your shows from being 30 minutes to around 20-23 minutes. Each hour show has approximately 15 minutes of commercials. Many streaming services also have commercials during shows, or between show transitions. Netflix has remained faithful to their promise that they will not have commercials.

By Netflix now having commercials this is saving viewers 130 hours of commercials per year. 130 hours is about 5 and a half days of commercials that you are stuck watching a year. Netflix saves time and is helping busier lifestyles from wasting precious time.

The year is 2015, and why we are still stuck watching minutes and minutes of commercials per cable television show? This sounds absurd! If you are tech savvy it is highly recommended that you start using Netflix. The fact that you do not have commercials during your Netflix programs is also more relaxing and less frustrating. This is why Netflix binge watching has become such a popular way of watching favorite programs. The easy flow of watching episode to episode is much smoother and more helpful.

If you are looking to save time, Netflix is definitely the way to go!

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The rise of the streaming services has definitely made an impact on modern day technology. Not everyone is turning on a television set to watch the same shows anymore, but now we are attempting to stream Netflix and watch together. As the technological advances rise, so do our long-distance friendships, relationships, and more. Recently, Google Chrome has come out with a new app for your Google Chrome browser that is blowing everyone’s minds. The new app is letting people watch Netflix simultaneously.

Many are questioning how this exactly works? Along with, what benefits will this have for me? This new app has many benefits, especially if you are involved in a long-distance relationship. Now films are much easier to watch together. Once you have installed the plugin app into your Google Chrome browser, you sync your Netflix accounts, and then the app can send invitations out to invite the other person(s) to join the streaming. Once the other person accepts the invite, you can stream the entertainment of choice from Netflix and watch simultaneously. If you need to stop, pause, or continue to play the show or film, this all will happen on the other person’s screen too. This way, nobody misses out on anything and you are all on the same page.

This Netflix invention is new and exciting, especially for those who are in long-distance relationships. The new app is also perfect if your friends cannot be in the same place as you are, but you are wanting to spend some time together. With great technological advances, we only see even more happening for Netflix. This new app is just the perfect example of how Netflix, along with other great companies, are expanding and meeting all of our needs. Hopefully we will all be checking this new app out soon! Happy Streaming!

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How about a brand new Samsung Galaxy with a free year of Netflix on the side? The newest Samsung Galaxy could get you a whole year of Netflix for free from T-Mobile.

As Samsung launched two new devices, the Galaxy s6 edge+ and the Note 5, T-Mobile is trying to pull in new customers by offering Netflix for year. All you have to do is pick up a one of the new devices before Thursday, August 30th, 2015 and follow through with the purchase by September 30th, 2015 to get a full 12-month subscription to the basic Netflix streaming service for free. The offer is available for both new and existing T-Mobile customers. You must pass the credit approval, pay a deposit (at least) and sign onto one of their services. The offer is only available for the first 9,000 legal U.S. residents who apply, so if you are wanting a free year of Netflix, jump on the offer right now!

The deal is definitely a good one and I think we would all love Netflix for a whole year! This deal would save anyone about $108! Thanks Samsung and T-Mobile for the great offer!

THE Netflix ID Bible - Every category on Netflix

THE Netflix ID Bible - Every category on Netflix

One of the complaints we often hear from our users is they actually spend more time looking for content rather than watching it. This quick little Netflix hack aims to help fix this problem.  While Netflix is becoming better at predicting what you want to watch, sometimes a specific category can be hard to find.

How this works is you grab the url from the Netflix search page:

http://www.netflix.com/WiAltGenre?agid=INSERTNUMBER 

New url is  http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/INSERTNUMBER

Simply insert the number of the specific category you want to view.

Below is a list of all the niche categories you can find on netflix. Don’t miss the expanded list with even more categories & direct links on Page 2.

Make sure you bookmark this page as it will be updated when new categories are added.

Editor’s Note: This works for EVERY Netflix region! Also please note pages 2 & 3 contain around 20,000 Netflix genre codes and may take a second to load.

 


action-and-adventure-netflix-id

1365 = Action & Adventure

77232 = Asian Action Movies

46576 = Classic Action & Adventure

43040 = Action Comedies

43048 = Action Thrillers

8985 = Martial Arts Movies

2125 = Military Action & Adventure

7442 = Adventures

10118 = Comic Book and Superhero Movies

7700 = Westerns

10702 = Spy Action & Adventure

9584 = Crime Action & Adventure

11828 = Foreign Action & Adventure

anime-netflix-ids

7424 = Anime

11881 = Adult Animation

2653 = Anime Action

9302 = Anime Comedies

452 = Anime Dramas

3063 = Anime Features

2729 = Anime Sci-Fi

10695 = Anime Horror

11146 = Anime Fantasy

6721 = Anime Series

children-and-family

783 = Children & Family Movies

6796 = Movies for ages 0 to 2

6218 = Movies for ages 2 to 4

5455 = Movies for ages 5 to 7

561 = Movies for ages 8 to 10

6962 = Movies for ages 11 to 12

10659 = Education for Kids

67673 = Disney

10056 = Movies based on children’s books

51056 = Family Features

11177 = TV Cartoons

27346 = Kids’ TV

52843 = Kids Music

5507 = Animal Tales

classic-movies-id-netflix

31574 = Classic Movies

31694 = Classic Comedies

29809 = Classic Dramas

47147 = Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy

46588 = Classic Thrillers

7687 = Film Noir

48744 = Classic War Movies

52858 = Epics

32473 = Classic Foreign Movies

53310 = Silent Movies

47465 = Classic Westerns

comedies-id-netflix

6548 = Comedies

869 = Dark Comedies

4426 = Foreign Comedies

1402 = Late Night Comedies

26 = Mockumentaries

2700 = Political Comedies

9702 = Screwball Comedies

5286 = Sports Comedies

11559 = Stand-up Comedy

3519 = Teen Comedies

4922 = Satires

5475 = Romantic Comedies

10256 = Slapstick Comedies

7627 = Cult Movies

8195 = B-Horror Movies

1252 = Campy Movies

10944 = Cult Horror Movies

4734 = Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy

9434 = Cult Comedies

4195 = Independent Comedies

documentaries

6839 = Documentaries

3652 = Biographical Documentaries

9875 = Crime Documentaries

5161 = Foreign Documentaries

5349 = Historical Documentaries

4006 = Military Documentaries

180 = Sports Documentaries

90361 = Music & Concert Documentaries

1159 = Travel & Adventure Documentaries

7018 = Political Documentaries

10005 = Religious Documentaries

2595 = Science & Nature Documentaries

3675 = Social & Cultural Documentaries

drama-netflix-ids2

5763 = Dramas

3179 = Biographical Dramas

29809 = Classic Dramas

528582748 = Courtroom Dramas

6889 = Crime Dramas

4961 = Dramas based on Books

3653 = Dramas based on real life

6384 = Tearjerkers

2150 = Foreign Dramas

7243 = Sports Dramas

500 = Gay & Lesbian Dramas

384 = Independent Dramas

9299 = Teen Dramas

11 = Military Dramas

12123 = Period Pieces

6616 = Political Dramas

1255 = Romantic Dramas

5012 = Showbiz Dramas

3947 = Social Issue Dramas

26835 = Faith & Spirituality

52804 = Faith & Spirituality Movies

2760 = Spiritual Documentaries

751423 = Kids Faith & Spirituality

384 = Independent Dramas

 foreign-movies-netflix-ids

7462 = Foreign Movies

29764 = Art House Movies

11828 = Foreign Action & Adventure

32473 = Classic Foreign Movies

4426 = Foreign Comedies

5161 = Foreign Documentaries

2150 = Foreign Dramas

8243 = Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies

8654 = Foreign Horror Movies

6485 = Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy

10306 = Foreign Thrillers

7153 = Romantic Foreign Movies

3761 = African Movies

5230 = Australian Movies

262 = Belgian Movies

5685 = Korean Movies

1613 = Latin American Movies

5875 = Middle Eastern Movies

63782 = New Zealand Movies

11567 = Russian

9292 = Scandinavian Movies

9196 = Southeast Asian Movies

58741 = Spanish Movies

61115 = Greek Movies

58886 = German Movies

58807 = French Movies

5254 = Eastern European Movies

10606 = Dutch Movies

58750 = Irish Movies

10398 = Japanese Movies

8221 = Italian Movies

10463 = Indian Movies

3960 = Chinese Movies

10757 = British Movies

horror-movies-netflix

8711 = Horror Movies

8195 = B-Horror Movies

6895 = Creature Features

10944 = Cult Horror Movies

45028 = Deep Sea Horror Movies

8654 = Foreign Horror Movies

89585 = Horror Comedy

947 = Monster Movies

8646 = Slasher and Serial Killer Movies

42023 = Supernatural Horror Movies

52147 = Teen Screams

75804 = Vampire Horror Movies

75930 = Werewolf Horror Movies

75405 = Zombie Horror Movies

6998 = Satanic Stories

7077 = Independent Movies

11079 = Experimental Movies

11804 = Independent Action & Adventure

3269 = Independent Thrillers

9916 = Romantic Independent Movies

 musicals-netflix-ids

1701 = Music

52843 = Kids Music

1105 = Country & Western/Folk

10271 = Jazz & Easy Listening

10741 = Latin Music

9472 = Urban & Dance Concerts

2856 = World Music Concerts

3278 = Rock & Pop Concerts

13335 = Musicals

32392 = Classic Musicals

59433 = Disney Musicals

13573 = Showbiz Musicals

55774 = Stage Musicals

romance-netflix-ids

8883 = Romantic Movies

502675 = Romantic Favorites

36103 = Quirky Romance

9916 = Romantic Independent Movies

7153 = Romantic Foreign Movies

1255 = Romantic Dramas

35800 = Steamy Romantic Movies

31273 = Classic Romantic Movies

5475 = Romantic Comedies

sci-fi-and-fantasy-netflix-ids

1492 = Sci-Fi & Fantasy

1568 = Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy

3327 = Alien Sci-Fi

47147 = Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy

4734 = Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy

9744 = Fantasy Movies

6926 = Sci-Fi Adventure

3916 = Sci-Fi Dramas

1694 = Sci-Fi Horror Movies

11014 = Sci-Fi Thrillers

6485 = Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy

sports-netflix-ids

4370 = Sports Movies

5286 = Sports Comedies

180 = Sports Documentaries

7243 = Sports Dramas

12339 = Baseball Movies

12803 = Football Movies

12443 = Boxing Movies

12549 = Soccer Movies

6695 = Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling

12762 = Basketball Movies

9327 = Sports & Fitness

thrillers

8933 = Thrillers

43048 = Action Thrillers

46588 = Classic Thrillers

10499 = Crime Thrillers

10306 = Foreign Thrillers

3269 = Independent Thrillers

31851 = Gangster Movies

5505 = Psychological Thrillers

10504 = Political Thrillers

9994 = Mysteries

11014 = Sci-Fi Thrillers

9147 = Spy Thrillers

972 = Steamy Thrillers

11140 = Supernatural Thrillers

tv-shows-netflix-ids1

83 = TV Shows

52117 = British TV Shows

46553 = Classic TV Shows

26146 = Crime TV Shows

74652 = Cult TV Shows

72436 = Food & Travel TV

27346 = Kids’ TV

67879 = Korean TV Shows

4814 = Miniseries

25804 = Military TV Shows

52780 = Science & Nature TV

10673 = TV Action & Adventure

10375 = TV Comedies

10105 = TV Documentaries

11714 = TV Dramas

83059 = TV Horror

4366 = TV Mysteries

1372 = TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy

9833 = Reality TV

60951 = Teen TV Shows

Expanded list with even more categories & links on Page 2 & 3