In Australia there are now an estimated 1 million subscribers. And for $8.99 each month, it puts many of our favourite shows and movies at our fingertips and on nearly all of our devices 24/7.
With its growing collection of original programming (“House of Cards,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Marvel’s Daredevil,” and more), Netflix keeps getting better.
Whether you’ve spent countless hours binge watching your favourite shows, or you’re a Netflix newbie, here are some tips and tricks you need to know to get the most out of your subscription.
Become a Netflix keyboard ninja with these shortcuts:
F = full screen
M = mute
Up arrow = volume up
Down arrow = volume down
Spacebar = play/pause
Shift + Left Arrow = rewind
Shift + Right Arrow = fast-forward
ESC = exit full screen
Did you know you can adjust the quality of your Netflix stream?
Beware -- these changes make take up to 8 hours to take effect.
Netflix used to make it really hard to remove programs you had watched from your viewing history, but now it's easy.
Under the My Account page, select 'Viewing activity.' From there, you can delete individual movies and TV episodes you've watched.
Now that embarrassing reality show won't show up in your suggestions.
Under the same 'My Activity' window that shows everything you've watched, there's an option to 'See recent account access.'
This feature shows you exactly which devices have logged into your Netflix account, their IP addresses, and the time they logged in.
By default, Netflix restricts Basic accounts, which cost $US7.99 per month, to watching one stream at a time. Standard plans, which cost $US8.99 per month, allow you to watch two streams simultaneously, and you can unlock up to four screens at once with the $US11.99 per month Premium plan.
Subtitles only work if you can read them. Visit the 'Subtitle appearance' section in My Account to change the font size, style, and colour.
If you're not sure how to change the subtitles on your game console or another device, check out this guide on Netflix's website.
If you're kicked back on the couch watching Netflix on your TV, it can be nice to use your phone as a remote for controlling Netflix.
With the Apple TV, it's easier to beam whatever you're watching to the big screen using Apple's AirPlay technology. Chromecast owners can also just use the Netflix mobile app to cast video to a nearby TV.
On the PS3 and PS4, just open the Netflix app on your phone and console while both devices are connected to the same WiFi network.
Due to deals with different Hollywood studios, moves and TV shows are constantly getting removed and put back on Netflix.