Netflix Movie Player Keyboard Shortcuts

Netflix The Netflix movie player (Silverlight desktop version) has the following keyboard shortcuts:

Space – Toggle Play/Pause
Enter – Toggle Play/Pause
PgUp – Play
PgDn – Pause
F – Full-screen
Esc – Exit full-screen
Shift+Left arrow – Rewind
Shift+Right arrow – Fast Forward
Up arrow – Volume Up
Down arrow – Volume Down
M – Mute toggle

In full-screen mode:

Ctrl+space – Frame forward/backward mode. Ctrl+space pauses the movie and enters key frame mode (aka intra-frame or i-frame mode). The right and left arrow keys then move between key frames.

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, if full-screen mode is activated.

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+M – Menu;  includes loading custom .dfxp sub-title files.
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+C – Codes; frame rate plus other (unknown to me) info. Also makes the 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+R – toggle color Rotation for overlays in Chrome; probably a debugging feature.
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S – current Streaming bit-rate and manual bit-rate selection

While Netflix’ player implements the above keyboard shortcuts; unfortunately, the desktop version doesn’t yet respond to Microsoft Windows Media Center remote control events.  The netflixhotkeys Auto Hot Key (AHK) script can add more shortcuts if needed, however, AHK doesn’t easily handle all of the MCE events either.   If you are, or know, a Netflix developer, native MCE event support would be really cool (sample code).

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    shift+left/right arrow directly start rewinding/forwarding, so you can skip ctrl-space. At least that works on Mac

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  11. murphy Says:

    Those Mac shortcuts don’t work.

    • markwarren Says:

      Thanks. Guess it’s time to re-check the Mac version.

      Update (from Mark Johnson below): “…the Mac shortcuts work for me. You have to use the Mac’s Control key, not Command…”

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  14. Mark Johnson Says:

    I discovered on my own today that plain up & down arrows adjust the volume in nice, small increments. So much easier than mousing on that little volume slider.

    Also, the Mac shortcuts work for me. You have to use the Control key, not Command as is usually the case with Ctrl-key shortcuts in Windows.

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  16. Chris L. Says:

    ‘m’ – mutes and unmutes the vplayer

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  18. Brian - FL Says:

    None of these keyboard shortcuts works when watching Netflix in the Windows Media Center Netflix plugin… regardless of whether it is fullscreen or not.

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  20. Chris Says:

    Is there a short cut key to “skip” to the next episode? ie if I am watching a tv series how do I “skip” to the next episode (If I saw the one I am watching already for example)

    or when the episode is DONE playing how do I make it start the next episode ?

    • Whit Says:

      I’d love to see this too. I’m using these shortcuts the remote buddy app for mac, so I’ve programmed the apple remote to control netflix very nicely. Would be cool if you could also go next/previous episode via remote, but Netflix auto-skips to the next episode when the previous one is done now, so it’s not as necessary.

  21. Mathew Says:

    So there is no way to go from one frame directly to the next? Im trying to get the most accurate screenshots possible. Thanks.

    • markwarren Says:

      I don’t know of a way to go directly to an individual frame. In my experience, practice honing rewind-play-pause reflexes works OK; if sounds are playing they often provide good cues.

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    The hotkeys for firefox will not work when a Netflix movie is loaded in the browser. For instance ctrl+r/f5 will not reload the page – like when the playback has timed out or the video is buffering. I also can’t switch tabs with ctrl+tab. Please help me fix this! I’ve been trying to write a hotkey with AutoHotkey unsuccessfully.

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  24. angelazar7 Says:

    Great to find these shortcuts, thank you. You’d think skipping forward could be something as easy as left or right, but cntrl, space and left or right isn’t too bad.

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