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Netflix is a great streaming service that has tons of content, from your favorite shows to original content. The streaming service allows you to use certain keyboard shortcuts, in case you’re limited on your mouse usage.

There are different keys you can use to navigate Netflix as well as to control your show or movie. Here are the shortcuts you can use to control whichever content you’re trying to enjoy.

  • Space or Enter—Play/pause
  • F—Fullscreen
  • Esc—Exit fullscreen
  • Left arrow—Rewind ten seconds
  • Right arrow—Fast-forward ten seconds
  • Up arrow—Volume up
  • Down arrow—Volume down
  • M—Mute

These simple shortcuts will make it quicker and easier to pause, play, or rewind your shows at any moment. You can also control the volume of (or mute) your show to make sure you never miss a minute of your content.

If you really can’t use your mouse to explore the Netflix website, there’s a way to combat that, too. You can use the “Tab” and “Enter” keys to choose your show and then use “Esc” to go back to the search area you were in.

From the home screen, use “Tab” to get to the profile of whoever is watching and then press “Enter” to select your profile.

Netflix Who's Watching screen

Now that you have your profile open, tab over until you see the “Search” icon highlighted. Press “Enter” to start typing what you want to watch and then hit it again to search for your movie or show.

Once your search results pop up, use the “Tab” button to highlight the show you want to watch. To select that show, just press “Enter.”

Netflix Search results

Now that you’ve selected your show, you’ll use those same buttons to hover over the “Next Episode” and select it. Your show will start, so sit back and relax.

Netflix Play Episode screen

These keyboard shortcuts are a nice and easy way to navigate the Netflix website. You can search and select any show without ever having to use your mouse. Add the shortcuts for controlling your show, and you’ll be happy with the ease of enjoying every movie you can think of.

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Kennedy is a cord-cutting writer who is all about helping others save money. She's been a professional writer for two years, with a year of experience devoted to cord-cutting coverage. Prior to that, she enjoyed writing during her two years at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, where she majored in General Education.
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