List of Netflix and YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts


Here are the Netflix and some YouTube keyboard shortcuts, darned convenient they are. My mouse sent me a thank you note when I discovered "m" and the spacebar.
  • M = Mute / Unmute (toggle) - Also works on YouTube)
  • Up arrow = Volume Up - Also works on YouTube)
  • Down arrow = Volume Down - Also works on YouTube)
  • Spacebar = Pause / Play (toggle) - Also works on YouTube in certain screen modes)
  • Enter = Pause / Play  (toggle)
    • F = Full-screen (double-clicking the screen also works) - Also works on YouTube)
    • Esc = Exit full-screen (or double-click again) - Also works on YouTube)
    • Left arrow = Rewinds 10 seconds each click (spacebar reinitiates Play) - Also works on YouTube, 5 second increments)
    • Right arrow = Fast Forwards 10 seconds each click (spacebar reinitiates Play) - Also works on YouTube, 5 second increments)
    • Shift+Left arrow = Rewind (keeps going until you hit spacebar)
    • Shift+Right arrow = Fast Forward (keeps going until you hit spacebar)
    • Ctrl (or some other random keys) = Displays the Progress Bar for a couple seconds
    If interested, here are Netflix's Twitter, Facebook, G+, and Pinterest accounts. Netflix has over 2.2 million Twitter followers. Their Facebook page has over 26 million likes.  Their G+ page (US and Canada) has over 380K followers. Pinterest is apparently still warming up, 18K+ followers last time I looked.
    A side note as to the keyboard shortcuts Netflix has defined. I've noticed the keyboard key assignment functions stop working occasionally. I'm guessing this is because I have other Window tabs open. When I go to those tabs, sometimes the website or application there resets the keys back to browser default; or maybe it is the browser itself doing it. Sometimes Netflix will reset the keyboard shortcuts back on when I return, but sometimes they apparently don't. Fortunately I noticed using the mouse once when I return usually resets the keys back to what Netflix wants them to be. Worst case scenario and if worth the bother, simply go back to browse and then back to whatever you were watching; this should reset the key shortcuts functions back on.

    Meanwhile, Netflix has recently announced they now have over 42 million US subscribers and over 65 million global subscribers. As a former customer of Time Warner Cable (TWC), it would truly make my day if Netflix put them out of business. And from what I've been hearing, current and former Comcast customers feel the same way about Comcast.

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