Is there a way to link to a Netflix movie at a specific time, similar to how you can link to a Youtube video at a specific time?

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With the HTML5 player, which Netflix serves on many browsers1, it appears that adding a t parameter in seconds will seek to it. For example, to skip to 5 minutes, add &t=300 at the end of the current URL. Change the ampersand (&) to a question mark (?) if the URL doesn't currently have parameters.

For example,






should be


This seems to be an undocumented feature and could probably change or be removed at any time.

1As of December 2015, Firefox 43 64-bit on Windows gets the HTML5 player.

  • Hmm... I tried this and it didn't seem to work for me. For example, netflix.com/watch/80057444?t=600 should jump to the 10 minute mark, but it doesn't seem to. Does it work for you?
    – rampion
    Oct 31, 2015 at 23:33
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    @rampion It worked for me, actually, using Google Chrome. Nov 1, 2015 at 1:41
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    Chris Hayes: Hmmm... worked in Chrome for me too. Interestingly, in Firefox I get a 302 redirect from the above URL to netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=80057444 while I get no redirect in Chrome.
    – rampion
    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:55
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    Maybe it's b/c I use Silverlight in Firefox, but Chrome uses HTML5?
    – rampion
    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:57
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    @rampion It would indeed appear to require the html5 video, but I'm not getting a 302 on firefox. t just doesn't do anything. I'm guessing the seeking takes place client-side and just wasn't implemented for the silverlight player.
    – isanae
    Nov 1, 2015 at 6:29

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