Netflix had shared 3 easy tips for users to up their game with enjoying Netflix in the comfort of your own home. The press release is as follows:
Getting to spend time with our family and friends is a privilege we don’t take for granted, but let’s face it — sometimes, all you wanna do is to stay in and carve out some ‘me time’ to relax and unwind after a stressful week at work.
For days when you need a reprieve from the outside world, trade your usual jam-packed weekends for a no-agenda day in to catch up on your favourite shows or a marathon of the movies you’ve been adding to your list since 2020. You can even make it a whole ~event~ with a little TLC, courtesy of these game-changing tips:
1. Ambience is Key
You may not have the space to build a cinema in your home, but you sure can curate the right vibe for the ultimate viewing experience!
Light up your favourite candle to set the mood for King the Land, premiering on 17 June. Starring K-pop idols Lee Jun-ho from 2PM and Im Yoon-ah from Girls’ Generation, the highly-anticipated series has all the makings of a swoonworthy romance — the classic enemies-to-lovers trope, quirky misunderstandings, and even a dash of intrigue courtesy of an unsolved years-long mystery.
If matching the mood is more your style, there’s no better way to dive into a supernatural fantasy than to watch it in darkness, and The Witcher: Season 3 Part 1 — which premieres on 29 June — is the perfect show to watch under the cover of night. If you’re on the Premium plan, take advantage of the newly introduced spatial audio feature that promises an immersive, cinematic sound experience for your favourite shows and movies — no special equipment required!
Pro tip: ‘Teach’ Netflix to help you set the mood for your next binge session simply by rating the shows and films you watch! By telling Netflix what you like (Thumbs Up), what’s not quite your thing (Thumbs Down), and what you cannot get enough of (Double Thumbs Up), it allows the algorithm to personalise your recommendations based on and influenced by what you love.
2. Plan your snacks and mealtime
You’ve got the mood, now you gotta get the food.
Stock up on your favourite snacks, maybe even plan your meals to the theme of your watchlist! Think Kimbap and Sundubu-jjigae as you settle in to binge adrenaline-fueled series Bloodhounds, which premieres on 9 June.
An epic action blockbuster deserves a complete cinematic experience. Go back to the basics with freshly-made popcorn, your favourite soft drinks, and maybe a few nuggets and cocktail sausages if you’re feeling fancy when Extraction 2 premieres on 16 June.
Pro tip: If you already have your food ready to go, here’s a helpful feature to minimise the endless scrolling to find something to watch for your Netflix marathon — ‘My List’. Whenever you hear your friends rave about the shows they’ve enjoyed or when you come across a movie you read a great review about, simply hover over the title and click on the ‘+’ button to add the titles you’re interested in into your ‘List’. This way, you’ll have a list of great shows ready for your next movie night or binge session, and it’ll also signal the algorithm gods to personalise your profile even more with titles you’ll love and enjoy.
3. Take out your ‘bantal busuk’ cause it is about to be super comfy in here…
There’s no better companion than your familiar and comfy ‘chou chou’ when reminiscing over your adolescent years while watching the fourth and final season of Never Have I Ever. Plus, it can even double up as a shield to hide your face in when Devi and her friends remind you of your embarrassing teenage years. 😉
Pro tip: Much like how your ‘chou chou’ is personalised for your senses, the ‘More Like This’ section is personalised according to your tastes. Recommendations are influenced by all the shows you’ve loved before, thus opening up a whole new world of movies, series, comedy specials, documentaries, and more to — ahem — add to your ever-growing ‘List’.
In short, it doesn’t take a village to create the perfect viewing experience. With just a little TLC here and there, as well as Netflix’s personalisation features at the tips of your fingers, you’re ready for the ultimate binge session!