Audio descriptions is an awesome feature on Netflix.
Audio descriptions is an awesome feature on Netflix.

Netflix hack transforms your favourite shows

EVERYONE loves a good life hack, especially when they are to do with Netflix.

With this in mind, everyone should thank Reddit user A_Alexandre who discovered Netflix has a category of programs that offer audio descriptions - a voiceover narrating what is happening in a particular scene.

In essence, the feature will turn Netflix content into an audiobook so you can keep up with your favourite shows and movies even if you can't sit down to watch them.

Having used the feature, it's impressive to see the level of detail the audio description uses to paint a vivid picture of the scene when action is taking place.

And in case you were wondering, the narration doesn't go over character dialogue in the show.

"When you play the movie, turn on 'audio description' in the same way you would for adding subtitles," the user explained.

Finding compatible content is as easy as typing "audio descriptions" in the search menu, which will bring up a long list of movies and TV shows.

At the moment there are around 50 titles available that offer the service, with Stranger Things, The Punisher, Narcos, Beauty and the Beast, and Star Wars: Rogue One just some of popular selections available.

Marvel's The Punisher can be listened to while riding your bike.
Marvel's The Punisher can be listened to while riding your bike.

The hack comes after it was revealed there was a number of 'secret codes' that reveal hidden content on your Netflix service.

By making a small tweak to the Netflix URL, you will be able to unlock hyper-specific genres such as religious documentaries or cerebral French-language dramas from the 1960s.

To manually explore categories usually hidden by the streaming service, you will need to enter the following URL:

Then, simply replace the "INSERTNUMBER" component of the URL with one of the codes needed to access the alternative genres.

To get you started we have listed three collections of codes below.


1365 = Action & Adventure

77232 = Asian Action Movies

46576 = Classic Action & Adventure

43040 = Action Comedies

43048 = Action Thrillers

8985 = Martial Arts Movies

2125 = Military Action & Adventure

7442 = Adventures

10118 = Comic Book and Superhero Movies

7700 = Westerns

10702 = Spy Action & Adventure

9584 = Crime Action & Adventure

11828 = Foreign Action & Adventure


6548 = Comedies

869 = Dark Comedies

4426 = Foreign Comedies

1402 = Late Night Comedies

26 = Mockumentaries

2700 = Political Comedies

9702 = Screwball Comedies

5286 = Sports Comedies

11559 = Stand-up Comedy

3519 = Teen Comedies

4922 = Satires

5475 = Romantic Comedies

10256 = Slapstick Comedies

7627 = Cult Movies

8195 = B-Horror Movies

1252 = Campy Movies

10944 = Cult Horror Movies

4734 = Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy

9434 = Cult Comedies

4195 = Independent Comedies


6839 = Documentaries

3652 = Biographical Documentaries

9875 = Crime Documentaries

5161 = Foreign Documentaries

5349 = Historical Documentaries

4006 = Military Documentaries

180 = Sports Documentaries

90361 = Music & Concert Documentaries

1159 = Travel & Adventure Documentaries

7018 = Political Documentaries

10005 = Religious Documentaries

2595 = Science & Nature Documentaries

3675 = Social & Cultural Documentaries

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