Early last month, we reminded our readers that there are hundreds of secret categories on Netflix that the company uses internally to better organize its ever-growing content library. The regular Netflix interface on computers and in mobile or smart TV apps only gives users access to the top-level categories, such as “Dramas.” But what most people don’t realize is that there are nearly 20 hidden subcategories buried within the Dramas category, such as “Crime Dramas,” “Teen Dramas,” and “Political Dramas.”
Using these hidden categories lets you narrow down your search so it’s easier to find content you’re in the mood to watch, and we showed you an awesome free plugin that makes browsing all of Netflix’s secret categories much easier. But now that you know how to access them, which hidden categories should you check out first?
Before we dive in, let’s quickly go back over how to access all of these nifty secret Netflix categories. The task is best achieved on a desktop or laptop PC, since there are a bunch of browser plugins that make navigating these subcategories a breeze. If you’d like to access them all, however, you’ll have to do it manually and it’s quite easy.
First you need the special code for the subcategory you want to access, and you’ll find them all below. Then, you just plug it into the following URL format: www.netflix.com/browse/genre/XYZ (where “XYZ” represents the code). So, for example, the code for the “Crime Dramas” category we mentioned above is 6889, so the URL for that category is www.netflix.com/browse/genre/6889.
With that out of the way, here’s the complete list of every single one of Netflix’s hidden categories. You’ll find the category code next to each one, but you’ll also find a link on each secret category so you can visit it directly.