How to Use Netflix in Your Web Browser

You will learn how to access Netflix with your web browser, navigate the Netflix homepage, personalize your Netflix experience to suggest titles you might enjoy, and search Netflix for specific titles.

Accessing and Navigating the Netflix Homepage

What is Netflix?

What is Netflix?

Netflix is an online video streaming service that allows members unlimited access to ad-free television and movies. For a small monthly cost, members can access thousands of titles on-demand and enjoy personalized TV and movie suggestions based on how they rate the shows and what they have watched before.

Accessing Netflix

To access Netflix:

  • Open your web browser.
  • Type www.netflix.com in the address bar and press enter.

Signing Up for Netflix

To Sign Up for Netflix:

  • If you do not already have an account, click the "Join Free For A Month" button.
  • On the next page, fill in your information. 
  • You will need to select a price plan and provide credit or debit card information so Netflix can bill you after your free trial has ended.

Signing In to Netflix

Click the "Sign In" Button in the upper right corner of the window.

  • Enter the email address and password associated with your account.
  • Check the box by "Remember me" for easier future logins.

Select a Profile

The Netflix Homepage

The Netflix homepage allows you to browse categories based on genre and what you have watched before.

Scroll down to see more categories.

To see more titles in a category, hover the mouse towards the end of the category until an arrow appears that you can click.

Please select whether the below statements are true or false.

  • Netflix does not require credit or debit card information for the free trial period.
  • Netflix has an option to remember your login information for easier future logins.

What profile settings can you adjust when you click the "Manage Profile" button?

  • The profile's name
  • The times a user is allowed to watch Netflix
  • The language settings
  • The maturity level
  • The profile's picture

Personalizing Your Netflix Experience

How Netflix Learns What You Like to Watch

Netflix suggests shows based on shows you've watched before.

Netflix will also suggest shows based on how you rate shows using the "Thumbs Up" or "Thumbs Down" feature.

How to Rate Titles

To rate a title:

  • On the homepage, hover the mouse pointer over the title you wish to rate. 
  • Click the "Thumbs Up" icon if you enjoyed the title or "Thumbs Down" if you did not.

What information does Netflix use to suggest titles you might like?

  • Titles that you watched before
  • Your ratings of the titles
  • Titles you have watched through your cable provider

Searching Netflix for Specific Titles

Finding Specific Titles on Netflix

Click on the search icon in the upper-right corner of the window.

A search bar will appear, allowing you to enter a keyword.

As you type in your search term, titles that begin with those characters will appear.

To Begin Watching

  • Hover mouse pointer over the title you would like to watch.
  • Click on the arrow in the middle of the image to start the show.

Where is the search button on the web browser version of the Netflix homepage?

  • Upper left-corner of the window.
  • Upper right-corner of the window.

Click the button which allows you to begin watching a title.