Is there any way to get keyboard shortcuts in Netflix?

I know I can use the space bar to pause and play, but what about skipping forward and backwards?

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The Netflix movie player (Silverlight version) implements at least the following keyboard shortcuts:

  • Space – Toggle Play/Pause

  • Enter – Toggle Play/Pause

  • PgUp – Play

  • PgDn – Pause

  • F – Full-screen

  • Esc – Exit full-screen

In full-screen mode:

  • Ctrl+Space – Fast-forward/rewind mode. Initially this key stroke pauses the movie to enter key frame (aka intra-frame or i-frame) fast-forward/rewind mode. The right and left arrow keys then fast-forward and rewind.

The following Ctrl+Shift+Alt+* shortcuts (Ctrl+Shift+Option+* in Mac OS X) toggle information displays on/off when the player is NOT in full-screen mode. The displays will remain on, however, when full-screen mode is activated.

  • Ctrl+Shift+Alt+M – Menu

  • Ctrl+Shift+Alt+C – Codes; frame rate plus other (unknown to me) info. Also makes other overlays green.

  • Ctrl+Shift+Alt+D – Display A/V Stats on-screen

  • Ctrl+Shift+Alt+L – Logging window

  • Ctrl+Shift+Alt+P – Player Info

  • Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S – Stream bit rate and manual rate selection

Source: Netflix Movie Player Keyboard Shortcuts


I know this is an old question, but there is now an updated answer for this question.

If using Chrome, for a whole lot more keyboard shortcuts both in show selection and in the HTML5 player, check out the Flix Plus by Lifehacker extension (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/flix-plus-by-lifehacker/fcjjgdnadfneaamhipplgpfkdnbfagla?hl=en-US) that I wrote. It also lets you customize the keys.

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