Netflix for iOS users have a tips page where secret features of the app are unveiled. The content, available from the new App Store interface launched in 2017, brings functions that can optimize the use of the service on the iPhone and iPad. Focused on the control of app resources, the tips bring steps to improve the quality of the videos, participation in tests and also show how to control access to the account.
The page on the App Store has interactive content, but it does not effectively show how to use each function. To help you, we have created a step by step to take advantage of each of the tips.
Tutorial shows how to use hidden secrets in the Netflix app for iOS – Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetc
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High quality movies and series
Watching Netflix titles in the best possible quality is an ideal tip for people who are judicious with the reproduction of images. In addition, the low quality of the streaming can impair the visualization of details in the scenes. See step by step to improve playback on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 1. Access the application settings and enter the option «Video quality».
Action to follow until the choice for video quality in the Netflix app for iOS – Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Choose the «Best» option so that the stream is played with the best image quality available.
Option to choose the best video quality on the Netflix app for iOS – Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Test new app features first
It is possible to test new functionality of the application before other users. To do this, you need to activate the feature on the Netflix page through the app, as shown in the steps below. Bearing in mind that, as they are functions and tools in tests, there is the possibility of bugs arising during the use of the service.
Step 1. In the options of the application sidebar, tap on «Account» and access the option «Participation in tests».
Path to enable participation in tests on the Netflix app for iOS – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Press the «Call» option to get the feature in the app.
Action to activate participation in tests on the Netflix app for iOS – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
End sessions on all devices
To know when someone is watching something without permission in their profile, the application has a link that takes you to the list of titles played. This information can be analyzed until you are sure that someone is using the account and need to take some more drastic action.
Step 1. Access your account through the app and enter the option «What was watched». At that time, check all the titles watched in your profile to find out if someone has access to your account or not. If there is any strange access, proceed to the next step, otherwise, keep it as is.
Way to know what was watching on a Netflix account through the iOS app – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 2. In your account options screen, go to «Log out on all devices». This action ends your account session on all logged in devices and you will need to use your login and password to return to the platform, preventing other people from using your account again.
Option to end Netflix sessions on all devices using the iOS app – Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Create a profile for children
This is ideal for minors to receive content that matches their age group. It is possible to create a profile with a different interface and with specific suggestions for children’s titles, such as cartoons.
Step 1. In the toolbar on the side of the app, tap on your avatar and, on the next page, choose «Add profile».
Way to create a new profile on a Netflix account using the iOS app – Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Select an avatar, activate the option «For children» and tap «Save» to create the profile.
Action to create a profile for children using the Netflix app for iOS – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Speed that watched a series season
Through the activity log, users can also check the time it took to finish a series season. The tip is ideal to know if a series was finished in a weekend marathon or if it took days to finish.
Step 1. Access your account and tap «What was watched». The next screen will show all episode views and the day they were watched.
Action to know the speed that a series was completed by the Netflix app for iOS – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Use the tips to master the Netflix app and make the most of the content of series, movies and documentaries offered by the service.
With information from Apple