If everyone knows about it, is it still a secret? Chris Smith has a few:
It turns out that Netflix engineers use secret codes to designate even more content categories than users have access to by default. As a result, you can further narrow down the kind of content you want to watch if you know about these special codes.
Because searching through Netflix is so painful. What’s the trick?
The trick is in the URL, Gizmodo explains. For example, the numbers at the end of this link http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/6839 designate a certain category. And there are unofficial online resources that list all of those codes, so you can simply follow those links in your browser (see this link and this link).
Seems like a lot of work. Maybe that’s why it’s been a secret.