Keyboard shortcuts make browsing Netflix and rating movies quick and easy.
Instead of clicking on menus and navigating to the areas of your interest, why not press one key? That's the functionality that a userscript written by Dustin Luck adds to your browser. The script states it will definitely work in Firefox, but also seems to work Chrome, Opera, and Safari without much of a hitch. Here's how to get it for yourself:
Step 1: Open your Web browser of choice. The notes for the script suggest that you use Firefox, but feel free to try others.
Step 2: Head to Dustin Luck's Netflix Keyboard Shortcuts script page.
Step 3: Click on the Install button in the top right-hand corner.
Step 4: If you get a pop-up to authorize the download/install, go ahead and approve it.
Step 5: Reload your Web browser and head to Netflix to start using the keyboard shortcuts.
Here's a list of the keyboard shortcuts that are supported by the script:
i - Watch Instantly
k - Just for Kids
b - Browse DVDs
q - Your Queue
s - Suggestions for You
a - Rental Activity
d - DVD Distribution (for profiles)
y - Your Account
? - Help
/ - Jump to search box
Note: these shortcuts only work on the movie pages.
1 - Rate 1 star
2 - Rate 2 stars
3 - Rate 3 stars
4 - Rate 4 stars
5 - Rate 5 stars
0 - Rate Not Interested
` - Clear Rating
+ - Add to DVD Queue
* - Add to Instant Queue
[Space] - Play
If you have an Android device, you might consider checking out Ed Rhee's "How to use your Android as a cordless mouse and keyboard." The shortcuts will work from the Android device in your browser using this method.