Streaming services have taken the world by storm. Initially, it was only a handful of options, but now there are a plethora of stream providers, each being home to blockbuster movies, shows, and documentaries.
However, with every technology, there come some limitations. The same is true with streaming services; lagging, slow speed, and security are major issues. To avoid the hassle, pick a quality VPN, and it will take care of most of your streaming issues.
Moreover, if you want a better streaming experience, here’s a complete guide to simple hacks.
Download Movies And Tv Shows To Watch Offline:
If you are traveling out of town, resolve your traveling predicaments by downloading your favorite movies, shows, and documentaries. Then whether you take a flight or travel somewhere with a poor mobile data connection, your traveling companion (the downloaded movies) will always be on your side.
Use A VPN To Watch Other Countries’ Content Libraries(Netflix):
As mentioned above, a VPN is a vital tool that resolves most of your streaming-related issues. Unfortunately, most of the streaming services are geo-restricted due to copyright and licensing issues. Consequently, you might not stream some titles that are available in the US while living in the UK. Click here to check out more about watching movies online.
Luckily, a premium VPN can get around these geo-restrictions and let you stream whatever you want. Just install a VPN and connect to its relevant server, and boom! Your favorite library is unlocked. However, most streaming services block free VPNs; therefore, it’s better to opt for a paid VPN.
Host A Watch Party(Netflix):
Whether you are a party person or an introvert who loves staying home, the watch party feature introduced by most streaming services will help you connect with your peers. All you need to do is to get acquainted with this feature.
For example, Netflix has a “Netflix Party” chrome extension that you need to install, and every person should have a separate Netflix account. Such watch parties can be arranged with 50 people, which is quite amazing.
Customize Your Subtitles(Netflix):
Facing difficulty reading the small subtitles? The good news is, you can customize the subtitles according to your choice. For example, you can change your font’s color, size, style, and shadow color. For Netflix, you need to go to Account and then to subtitle appearance and click Change.
Save the changes, and you are all set to enjoy your favorite movie with customized subtitles.
Delete Your Watch History Selectively (Netflix):
Watched a most anticipated show without your partner? Fret not; we all have been there, done that. To avoid any mess, delete the watched show from your watch history; follow these steps.
To do so, hover your mouse over your account image to open the drop-down menu, then navigate to Account > Your profile >Viewing activities. To remove a movie or TV show from your history, click the no entry symbol.
Pause Your Subscription While You Are Away (Hulu):
Did you know that you can pause your subscription while traveling out of town? Cool, isn’t it? Hulu allows its subscribers to pause the subscription for up to 12 weeks. So all you need to do is to go to the “Subscription” menu and ensure to put your subscription on pause for the coming weeks while you will be away, beach hopping on the southern island of Bali island.
Search By Network (Hulu):
Every streamer is familiar with this annoying issue of suggestions that are in line with your previous watch. Yes, homie, I have just watched ‘Money Heist,’ but that doesn’t make me a con looking for ideas. I want to watch something different now. To avoid this issue, try browsing by the network. To do that, select “Browse” then “Networks” and filter by “A-Z.” You can now choose your faves without being given the same genre titles.
Add to your Wishlist (Hulu):
We know it’s been a while since the cord-cutters waited for the weekly new episode of the tv show. However, for Hulu’s live TV package, the best thing you can do is add these shows to your wishlist, and whenever the new episode is out, it will be there on the front and center of your home page so that you don’t miss anything.
Save Data And Use Wi-Fi Instead (Disney+):
Disney + app, by default, picks up cellular data for video playback, which could scavenge your cellular data in the absence of Wi-Fi. In order to avoid losing your monthly data before time, tap your user icon, click on the Settings, and go to Cellular Data Usage.
You can limit the usage of your data by clicking save data. Now select Wi-Fi only, and video playback is only possible when the device is connected to Wi-Fi.
Check Out The Extra Content (Disney+):
Who does not love watching Extra content: behind-the-scenes, bloopers, alternative cuts, trailers, commentary, deleted scenes? Well, Disney+ covers you for this. You can now watch the extra content of each Video by selecting Extra underneath the play button.
The abovementioned hacks should assist you in taking your streaming experience to the next level. It’s better to know some handy hacks before you start watching your favorite movies or shows on a streaming service. We have tried rounding up most of the hacks; however, do let us know which other hacks should have made the list. Happy binging, Folks!