Netflix has just announced that they plan on canceling "hundreds of thousands" of subscriptions immediately.
Keep scrolling to find out why and to see if your account will be affected...
Never before have we been so grateful for Netflix.
via: ShutterstockMost of us will be the first to admit that, during this lockdown, we are taking full advantage of the streaming service's infamous selection of movies, TV shows, and documentaries.
It makes for the most perfect lockdown hobby.
via: ShutterstockThe days of struggling to stay entertained are over - Netflix holds the potential of keeping you occupied for weeks on end.
You name it, Netflix probably has it.
via: ShutterstockAt the click of a button, you can instantly stream thousands of movies and TV shows.
It really is the most glorious invention.
via: ShutterstockAnd there's nothing better than self-isolating in the comfort of your own bed with Netflix to keep you company, is there?
But, despite its endless qualities...
via: ShutterstockThere are a couple of tiny issues with Netflix.
Firstly... despite their endless selection of movies and TV shows, we sometimes feel like there's simply not enough choice.
via: ShutterstockWe've all been there... Scrolling hopelessly through the never-ending list with absolutely nothing taking our fancy.
But there is a reason behind this.
via: ShutterstockNo, you are not going crazy! Netflix's algorithms mean that your feed is primarily based on what you've watched in the past so, therefore, it can be a real struggle to find something new to watch.
Well, until now, that is.Adding these codes to the end of "http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/" will unlock a whole new world of watchable goodness. Keep scrolling to see the codes for the most popular genres... You can thank us later.
Action Movie codes.Asian Action Movies (77232) Classic Action & Adventure (46576) Action Comedies (43040) Action Thrillers (43048) Adventures (7442) Comic Book and Superhero Movies (10118) Westerns (7700) Spy Action & Adventure (10702) Crime Action & Adventure (9584) Foreign Action & Adventure (11828) Martial Arts Movies (8985) Military Action & Adventure (2125)
Classic Movie codes.Classic Comedies (31694) Classic Dramas (29809) Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy (47147) Classic Thrillers (46588) Film Noir (7687) Classic War Movies (48744) Epics (52858) Classic Foreign Movies (32473) Silent Movies (53310) Classic Westerns (47465)
Comedy codes.Dark Comedies (869) Foreign Comedies (4426) Late Night Comedies (1402) Mockumentaries (26) Political Comedies (2700) Screwball Comedies (9702) Sports Comedies (5286) Stand-up Comedy (11559) Teen Comedies (3519) Satires (4922) Romantic Comedies (5475) Slapstick Comedies (10256)
Cult Movie codes.B-Horror Movies (8195) Campy Movies (1252) Cult Horror Movies (10944) Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy (4734) Cult Comedies (9434)
Documentary codes.Biographical Documentaries (3652) Crime Documentaries (9875) Foreign Documentaries (5161) Historical Documentaries (5349) Military Documentaries (4006) Sports Documentaries (180) Music & Concert Documentaries (90361) Travel & Adventure Documentaries (1159) Political Documentaries (7018) Religious Documentaries (10005) Science & Nature Documentaries (2595) Social & Cultural Documentaries (3675)
Drama codes.Biographical Dramas (3179) Classic Dramas (29809) Courtroom Dramas (528582748) Crime Dramas (6889) Dramas based on Books (4961) Dramas based on real life (3653) Tearjerkers (6384) Foreign Dramas (2150) Sports Dramas (7243) Gay & Lesbian Dramas (500) Independent Dramas (384) Teen Dramas (9299) Military Dramas (11) Period Pieces (12123) Political Dramas (6616) Romantic Dramas (1255) Showbiz Dramas (5012) Social Issue Dramas (3947)
Horror codes.B-Horror Movies (8195) Creature Features (6895) Cult Horror Movies (10944) Deep Sea Horror Movies (45028) Foreign Horror Movies (8654) Horror Comedy (89585) Monster Movies (947) Slasher and Serial Killer Movies (8646) Supernatural Horror Movies (42023) Teen Screams (52147) Vampire Horror Movies (75804) Werewolf Horror Movies (75930) Zombie Horror Movies (75405) Satanic Stories (6998)
Independent Movie codes.Experimental Movies (11079) Independent Action & Adventure (11804) Independent Thrillers (3269) Romantic Independent Movies (9916) Independent Comedies (4195) Independent Dramas (384)
Romance codes.Romantic Favorites (502675) Quirky Romance (36103) Romantic Independent Movies (9916) Romantic Foreign Movies (7153) Romantic Dramas (1255) Steamy Romantic Movies (35800) Classic Romantic Movies (31273) Romantic Comedies (5475)
Sci-Fi & Fantasy codes.Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1568) Alien Sci-Fi (3327) Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy (47147) Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy (4734) Fantasy Movies (9744) Sci-Fi Adventure (6926) Sci-Fi Dramas (3916) Sci-Fi Horror Movies (1694) Sci-Fi Thrillers (11014) Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy (6485)
Thriller codes.Action Thrillers (43048) Classic Thrillers (46588) Crime Thrillers (10499) Foreign Thrillers (10306) Independent Thrillers (3269) Gangster Movies (31851) Psychological Thrillers (5505) Political Thrillers (10504) Mysteries (9994) Sci-Fi Thrillers (11014) Spy Thrillers (9147) Steamy Thrillers (972) Supernatural Thrillers (11140)
TV Show codes.British TV Shows (52117) Classic TV Shows (46553) Crime TV Shows (26146) Cult TV Shows (74652) Food & Travel TV (72436) Kids’ TV (27346) Korean TV Shows (67879) Miniseries (4814) Military TV Shows (25804) Science & Nature TV (52780) TV Action & Adventure (10673) TV Comedies (10375) TV Documentaries (10105) TV Dramas (11714) TV Horror (83059) TV Mysteries (4366) TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1372) Reality TV (9833) Teen TV Shows (60951) Want more Netflix inspiration? Scroll on for everything brand new to the platform this month.
via: GettyNow that we are ready and set to binge-watch lots of TV, its time to address another minor lockdown problem.
And that is the price of Netflix.
via: GettyOf course, Netflix is known for being very affordable and being great value for money... but that was before the lockdown happened.
Millions of people are now unemployed...
via: GettyAnd the last thing they will be thinking of alongside paying rent and bills is their Netflix subscription!
So a petition was made...
"Make Streaming Media Services Free To Encourage People To Stay Home During A Quarantine" is now live online.
People who are isolating need services like Netflix...
via: Getty"Millions of people worldwide are keeping themselves at home in order to prevent community spread of the virus," the petition's page reads. "While this is a heroic and necessary challenge, it also runs the risk of boredom and isolation, which can lead to depression, among other factors. Many people are turning to their streaming services to alleviate their monotony. The problem with this is that many people cannot afford these membership fees, especially in a time like now when many people's economic livelihood is already strained."
The petition wants Netflix to allow free streaming for sixty days...
via: Shutterstock"Therefore, this petition asks that all worldwide streaming services enact a temporary sixty-day stoppage of membership charges, as well as per-movie rental fees," it went on to explain. "If people can watch as much as they want, whenever they want, this will help alleviate the stress of home isolation, as well as encourage people to stay home. This is a responsible community health strategy."
Netflix has added 16 million new subscribers this year alone...
via: ShutterstockSo it's difficult to predict whether or not the streaming giant will take notice of the petition, which has reached over 61,000 signatures so far.
But it seems that Netflix are about to make a big change to their numbers.Metro has reported that the streaming giant has made plans to cancel hundreds of thousands of accounts very soon.
The users who pay for the accounts that will be taken down will receive an email...
via: ShutterstockIt will ask if they want to continue using their subscription, and those who don’t respond or reply with a firm "no" will see their account disappear.
So where did this decision come from?
via: Shutterstock"You know that sinking feeling when you realize you signed up for something but haven’t used it in ages?" Product innovation director Eddy Wu wrote in a blog post on Netflix’s website.
It isn't fair for someone to be paying for a service that they don't even use.
But if someone changes their mind after they've agreed to have their subscription canceled...
It's only inactive accounts that will be affected!
via: ShutterstockEddy Wu revealed in the post just 0.5% of accounts are inactive, but, for Netflix, that is still hundreds of thousands of accounts just sat there not being used.
So there's no need to worry, fellow Netflix fans...
via: ShutterstockYour accounts are safe and sound! Make sure to keep scrolling to read about the best shows and movies on Netflix to watch during lockdown...