Netflix is live and we are loving it, but there is so much content missing that we just wish we could get more out of our subscriptions. Although we can’t watch Family Guy and a whole bunch of other content, there are other ways that you can get the most out of your Netflix account by utilising a few add-ons and tricks. From including Rotten Tomato reviews, to enabling HD always, here is how to unlock the full potential of Netflix in SA.

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Always Watch HD


If you have fast internet, you want to make sure that you are using it to its full advantage while watching Netflix. There is a way to switch on HD at all times, and this is done by visiting a simple link.

Here you just make sure that you have selected High or Low depending on your internet. Keep in mind that this is only for PCs, when watching on your Smart TV, mobile phone or console, it will automatically adjust to your internet speed without any setting.

Play Netflix Roulette


The struggle is real when it comes to finding something to watch in the vast library of Netflix. I won’t lie, I spent an hour searching through the catalogue just to find a 20-minute episode of Pokémon that I missed.

If you don’t want to subject yourself to this, then make use of this cool website called Flix Roulette. It basically chooses a random TV show or movie based off a category of your choosing.

See Reviews Before You Watch

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If you are using Google Chrome, then you are in luck. There is an add-on called NEnhancer that will add Rotten Tomato and IMDb reviews to your Netflix webpage. This helps you see what the critics said about the show or movie you’re thinking about watching, before you watch it.

Unlock All The Content

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If you want to see everything that Netflix has to offer regardless of our license restrictions, then use Hola.


All you need to do is turn it on before you go into Netflix, and it will pretend that you are in the US and unlock everything. If you are watching off an Apple TV or any other device, then you would have to go to the route of alternate DNS addresses. Sure you can just Google a DNS address that someone has posted, or you can purchase a DNS subscription through Unotelly. This will give you access to various DNS addresses that you can enter into your various devices. This will unlock all the content on Netflix.

Get Rid Of Buffering

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To get rid of buffering while watching, you just need to press a sequence of buttons while watching to open a hidden option bar which will let you override the buffering options. Press Shift+Opt (Shift+Alt for Windows), for Google Chrome press Ctrl+Shift+Alt. Here you can change the bitrate streaming options on your movie or episode.