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.
(I know this is an old question, but replying just in case anyone else is having the same issue)
Currently, there's no way to do so in Netflix, but you can do it with the browser extension AdBlock. Add any or all of the following to your custom filter list:
Hide synopsis in episode loading screen:
From what I can see, all of my old star ratings are gone. I looked at a few things that I know I gave 5 stars, and they were not showing a "thumbs up".
They may be using the old data to drive recommendations, but they certainly didn't convert any "stars" to "thumbs".
Also, if you want to stop ANY show from playing the next episode automatically, you can now turn it off in your account preferences.
Hover over your profile name in the top right, click Your Account, then find your profile settings and click Playback settings. Uncheck Play next episode automatically and it will never happen to you again on that profile.
This third-party website lists all of Netflix's movies (and TV series if you are interested) in order of rating. However, it is only for Netflix shows available in the USA and Canada, and so other countries may have different movies and ratings.
EDIT: I missed the part of the non-streaming movies. I'm unsure if there exists any website with ratings for ...
It depends on your technical capacity and amount of time that you're willing to invest. By the looks of it, netflix has a fairly rich api. So if you're willing to put the time in, you can probably script something up in a matter of a couple of hours (depending on ability...it might take only minutes if you're an expert, or days if not). Update: Netflix ...
Since it is now possible for many users to watch Netflix via an HTML5 player instead of Silverlight, new solutions are now possible.
For example, the Flix Plus by Lifehacker extension (http://lifehacker.com/flix-plus-customizes-netflix-to-your-hearts-desire-1640968001) which I wrote will hide some text/images and blur out others and only show them while you ...
Currently you can use the same account in every country.
Only the content which is available differs.
You will be able to see only content from France
Your friend will be able to see only content from Germany
Your two friends will be able to see only content from India
In case you're still looking for a solution to this, you could try twoseven.xyz.
It currently supports synchronized viewing (play/pause/seek/video-change) on YouTube, Vimeo and Netflix while allowing you and your friends to video/text chat with one another without needing any additional software (like Skype/Hangouts). In case you're concerned about privacy,...
Please Note: The following is a semi-permanent solution and will begin automatically cleaning your viewing history every time you visit the page. If that's not the solution for you, please skip to end!
First, if you don't already, get Google ...
Lately, after coincidentally binge watching "The Office" (I'm not kidding!) once again, for the 4th time in a row (I don't think you need to that many times though) a little Skip Intro button showed up at the beginning of the theme song and at the end of the cold open. Click that to skip to the beginning of the content.
I was under the impression that Netflix still tracks your rating on the backend. As far as how it maps back to thumbs up isn't something they have officially disclosed. According to Netflix:
For members who have provided star ratings in the past, we will continue to use that information to suggest great content.
I would think in the next few months they ...
I was having a similar problem. Unlike the OP, a chat option did appear next to the phone option. However, it said that chat was unavailable and continued to say this for several days at all hours. The user "nobody" is right - just log out of your account, then go to the bottom of the page where it says "Help Center" (underneath "Get Help"); click on that ...
Answer: LOG OUT.
If you have a Netflix account with DVD Rentals and are logged in, the bottom of the screen will always read "Chat not available." This is true even if you also have the streaming option.
It doesn't look like Linux support is fully there, but it's getting close and, depending on what you're running, may already work for you.
Seen on Engadget:
watching flicks in your favorite distro (be it Ubuntu, Mint or Arch) may finally come true. Paul Adolph from Netflix posted a message to Ubuntu developers, telling them that, "Netflix will play with ...
What I've been doing is simply click on the 'More Info' link, which you probably do already right?, and simply bookmark the address in a folder - 'NetFlix - Future' is mine. You can go back to it anytime and watch it or not.
I personally use the watchlist feature of trakt to mark movies and television shows that I want to watch.
This is what your Instant Queue is for: a list of movies you want to watch. Just click the + Instant Queue button for a movie, then see the list at http://movies.netflix.com/Queue.
The is no way to get what you want with their current tools, but these are some tips that could help you:
Instead of pausing an episode, go back to the main menu. When you resume your show, it'll start playing from where you left. There will be no summary of anything. It's the same as pausing, but you won't see the pause screen.
Just be weary of your mouse ...
No, because currently you can only add items to your Instant Queue if they're available for streaming. While anything in theaters now is virtually guaranteed to come out on DVD in a few months, the same can't be said for streaming.
Unless and until Hollywood gets its act together and allows everything to be streamed, I expect the status quo to remain.
It could be one of a few things:
Your friends account could be the 'email only' setup (If that is still available, I don't recall).
The country/area where your friend resides/trying to play might not allow streaming.
Silverlight might not be installed (or a linux OS that does not support Netflix).
Should be one of those, otherwise have him contact ...