Have you ever searched for your favorite series or movie? Netflix just to present you with a lackluster alternative? You’re not alone.
The streaming service hosts over 4,000 movies and 2,000 TV shows, but users are always wanting more as the platform expands its library.
What many don’t realize is that you can tell Netflix exactly what you want to watch by requesting your top titles and hoping for the best.
Here’s how you can do it.
How to request TV shows and movies on Netflix
The first step may seem obvious, but you need to log into your Netflix account. You should do this in a web browser – either on a computer or on your phone – to make a request.
From there, you’ll see your usual selection of TV shows and movies you’re used to, with Popular on Netflix, Trending, and Continue Watching lists at the top.
But scroll down the lists – and there are many of them – and you will eventually reach the bottom of the page. Here you’ll find a menu with a range of options, from audio description settings to jobs if you fancy working for the streaming giant.
However, the option you want is “Help Center,” which takes you to Netflix’s dedicated website that helps users with all sorts of problems.
From here, users can either search the entire site for a solution to their problem, or select an option from a preset menu. Helpfully, Netflix also offers a live chat feature where you can talk to a real person to get your issue resolved.
But under the search bar you’ll find a list called “Quick Link” – this is where you want to go next.
From the menu, click the “Feed back about a title on Netflix” option to go to the next step.
This will take you to a separate page where you’ll come across several menus with options ranging from parental controls to clearing your viewing history.
Under the ‘Available TV Shows and Movies’ section you will find an option to ‘Request TV Shows or Movies’ – select this to continue to the next step.
Here you reach the final and most exciting step – telling Netflix what you want to watch.
On the last page you will see three fields where you can add your favorite series and movies and send them to Netflix for consideration.
The question is – which three shows or films will you be asking about?
Unfortunately, Netflix has said that they “cannot respond to individual requests.” So if you ask them about a movie, they won’t tell you if they’re buying the license for it.
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