Netflix has a request page that allows you to watch TV shows and movies that are not available in your neck of the woods.
The function is buried in the help section of the Netflix website, which means that most users have probably never heard of.
At least that is the feeling that you get from the comments poured in online after Netflix be a user in his direction.
The title requests page, you can order up to three shows or movies you want to see added to your Netflix library.
Fill in the suggestions fields in the online form (pictured above), and then click send.
Then it is just a matter of waiting to see if Netflix reacts. The company says it will notify you via e-mail as it adds “a new TV show or movie that we think you’ll enjoy.”
Netflix Philippines doesnt @chelseaperetti is One of the Great ones of The earth :-(@Netflix_PH pls fix
— fat Dudan (@imnotdudan) June 2, 2018
You know the drill: https://t.co/G11xj04UWP
— Netflix Philippines (@Netflix_PH) June 4, 2018
“A TV program or the movie you want to watch on Netflix? Tell us below! This form is the only place to content requests,” said Netflix on its website.
The only problem is that the vast majority of the video streaming platform 117 million global users probably do not know that such an option even exists.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Chelsea Peretti stressed the sentiment on Twitter yesterday after a user-requested her stand-up show from Netflix Philippines.
“Netflix Philippines is not (sic!) @chelseaperetti is One of the Great ones of the earth 🙁 @NetflixPH pls fix,” tweeted @imnotdudan.
To which the official Netflix Twitter account replied: “You know the drill” with a URL link to the requests page.
LITERALLY no one KNOWS THAT DRILL https://t.co/WBq2hJMuS1
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) June 4, 2018
“Literally no one knows that drill,” said Peretti in all-caps.
Other users also chimed in with their messages of shock and surprise when the secret function.
We recommend that the request option is about to get spammed with the requirements for the new shows and movies.
THAT IS A THING?? Omfg. Way to not tell ANYONE, @netflix.
— Kailee ? (@Kaileesee) June 4, 2018
Netflix complicated licensing rules mean that certain content is region-locked.
Does this work for Canadian Netflix?
— Rai (@Rai_ndrop_s) June 4, 2018
That means that shows and movies that are available in a country may not be elsewhere visible due to a local broadcasting company have nabbed the rights to them.
In addition, Netflix-licenses are not indefinite and may terminate at a specified date, that is how some of the content drops off the platform.
The requests page is not the only secret Netflix feature you may not have heard of.
The platform also includes tons of codes that let you unlock hidden titles.
The numeric passwords span almost every content category on the service, the opening hours of hidden entertainment.
This story originally appeared in The Sun.