Netflix is one of the most popular online video streaming platforms all around the globe. You can use Netflix on your PC, Laptop, Mobile phone, and also on Smart TVs. Netflix app has many useful features that you may not be aware of. Below are a few tips and tricks to enhance your Netflix on your smartphone.
- ₹199 Mobile-only Plan
- Browse your favourite apps while watching Netflix
- Keep an eye on upcoming titles
- Share your favorite titles with friends and family
- Smart Downloads and Download for you
- Make your DIY home theatre through the Netflix mobile app
- Netflix Spatial Audio support
- Adjust the brightness level
- Avoid accidental pauses with the Screen Lock feature
- Netflix Play Something
- Navigate Netflix app in Hindi
1. ₹199 Mobile-only Plan
In India, Netflix has 4 plans – Mobile, Basic, Standard, and Premium. Each plan comes with a different set of features, The ₹199 Mobile Plan cheapest plan that allows you to stream content only on smartphones and tablets. You’ll get unlimited access to all of Netflix’s content from across the world in standard definition and stream on any one screen – mobile phone or tablet at a time. Netflix is also bundled with all Jio Postpaid Plus plans to starts at ₹399.
2. Browse your favorite apps while watching Netflix
Using the Netflix app, you can easily play videos in the picture in picture mode on your mobile device and multitask while your favorite stories play on Netflix in the background. You can even resize, move, or minimize the floating window. To turn on Picture-in-picture:
- On Android devices – Settings -> Privacy Protection -> Special App Access -> turn on Picture-in-Picture.
- On iOS devices (iPhone) – You can enable this on your phone by turning on Picture-in-Picture from General Settings.
3. Keep an eye on upcoming titles
You can stay updated on what Netflix has in store for you by going to the ‘Coming Soon’ tab on the Netflix Mobile app and get a sneak peek of the upcoming shows and movies. The tab also provides the trailer and synopsis of the titles that you can keep an eye out for. You can also click on the ‘Remind Me’ bell icon which adds the title to your ‘My List’ and notifies you when the title premieres on Netflix.
4. Share your favorite titles with friends and family
The Netflix mobile app lets you share movies and TV shows you’re watching directly to your social channels, including Instagram Stories and Twitter. By selecting ‘Instagram stories’ in the share menu, you will be directed to the Instagram app to post the title art of the movie or show you’re watching. You can also add captions, filters, tag your friends, and more.
5. Smart Downloads and Download for you
The ‘Smart Downloads’ feature on the Netflix mobile app automatically downloads the next episode in a series and deletes the downloaded one you’ve just finished watching. You can also turn on ‘Downloads for You’ (read more here) on your Android device, which automatically downloads shows and movies tailored to your taste. You can also choose how much content you want to be downloaded – 1, 3, or 5 GB.
You can also watch a partially downloaded movie or episode in case if you’re unable to download the full video due to due to connectivity issues or a maxed-out data plan. When you’re back on data, it will finish downloading automatically.
6. Make your DIY home theatre through the Netflix mobile app
Netflix app support casting and allows you to stream your favorite titles on your Smart TV. You can also use casting devices such as Amazon Fire Stick, Google Chromecast, or Airtel Xtreme stick. You can easily fast forward, rewind, pause, or change the audio or subtitle settings right from your mobile device.
7. Netflix Spatial Audio support
If you are watching your favorite Netflix series or film on an iPhone or iPad with iOS14 or higher, you can make use of Spatial Audio for an immersive audio experience. You can enable or disable the Spatial Audio feature via a toggle in7 the Control Center. The directional audio filters work with Apple AirPods Pro and Apple AirPods Max.
8. Adjust the brightness level
Netflix app on your phone allows you to adjust the brightness level straight from the viewing window on the mobile app without having to go to your phone settings. You can adjust the brightness level from the bar on the left side of your screen when streaming a film or a series.
9. Avoid accidental pauses with the Screen Lock feature
You can avoid all the frustration with Netflix’s Screen Lock feature at the bottom of your mobile screen that appears when you are streaming a title. Locking the screen will disable unintended touch actions on your phone until you unlock it by tapping on the unlock button.
10. Netflix Play Something
Netflix app has a cool feature called Play Something that helps you a lot when you don’t know what to watch. When you hit the ‘Play Something’ button, Netflix will automatically start playing a series or film based on what you’ve watched before. Initially, this feature was limited only to TVs, and now, Netflix has rolled out to Android phone users. Find more info about Play Something here.
11. Navigate Netflix app in Hindi
Netflix app in India supports the Hindi language throughout its user interface. You can easily discover, access, and enjoy your favorite Indian and international films and series. The complete Netflix experience in Hindi, from the sign-up to search rows, collections, and payment, is available across all devices on mobile, TV, and web.