Netflix hosts close to 1,569 TV shows and 4,010 films right now, with enough room for expansion of content provided. The video streaming company also disclosed recently that its 39 million subscribers worldwide actually view 140 million hours of content on a daily basis. Having this kind of numerous content, having a very efficient search system is very imperative. In this article, we explore a comprehensive tutorial on how to search for movies and shows on Netflix.

To assist you, Netflix offers a search tool on the site, the mobile applications for iOS, Android phones, and TV-based applications. It does not matter how Netflix is used by you, there is how you can get the exact shows you really want.

How To Search For Movies  On Netflix

How Can I Search On Netflix?

  1.  Get into Netflix, by launching the app on your smartphone or by heading to in a browser.
  2. At the top of your display (or at the top of the sidebar on TV applications), tap the search icon.
  3. Enter your search.

Be aware that Netflix will not display only search results, but even categories at the top of the page – these categories help Netflix to find results for you. If you need to view results from just any of the categories, in particular, tap it to concentrate on that collection of films.

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How Can I Browse Netflix By Category?

You should already know how to browse Netflix by genre and category – just swipe down the homepage, in an application or in a web browser. But there are more options you can use too.

If you select “TV Shows” or “Movies” at the top of the display, you will switch to a page that reveals just one or the other. And when that is done, a dropdown menu will be displayed where you can select a genre instantly without needing to swipe to locate it.

Netflix also monitors films by some niche categories such as “wine and beer appreciation,” “understated horror movies,” and “quirky romances.”

If you are aware of a precise category’s tag number, simply access the category’s landing page by entering its number into the bar after the word “genre.

There you have it – a comprehensive tutorial on how to search for movies and shows on Netflix. If you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.


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