Level Up your Netflix Experience with these Playstation 5 Tips and Tricks

Published October 30, 2020, 6:30 AM

by Len Amadora

The much-awaited PlayStation 5 comes out next month, and gamers can hardly wait. And if that wasn’t reason enough to get excited, Netflix and Ubisoft have announced a live-action series adaptation of the iconic action-RPG game, Assassin’s Creed. So, while we wait — a bit for the PS5, and longer for the Assassin’s Creed series — here’s a sneak peek of features that will make watching Netflix on the PS5 easier alongside some game-inspired titles that every gamer will love. Streaming Netflix on the PlayStation is now easier than ever.  So there’s reason to not just play your favourite games, but also do a marathon of all the amazing game-inspired films and shows on Netflix like Castlevania, Mortal Kombat, and Dad of Light (a series based on the popular online J-RPG, Final Fantasy 14). 

A dedicated Netflix button: For the first time, PlayStation owners can easily access Netflix through a dedicated button on the Playstation 5 media remote. It instantly grants you access to the service with just one click of the button. Also, the PS5’s control center has a dedicated space for your TV and media apps. Netflix can be found in this dedicated media space, making it easier to access the app (The app will be available on the console’s launch day). 

Photo from the Playstation Store

To watch Netflix on your PS5, simply log in with your existing account details on the app and start streaming! If you are new to Netflix, simply head over to netflix.com/signup, choose your desired plan, input your email, password, and payment method (Mission Complete! It’s that easy!). You can now set forth on your quest to explore countless films, documentaries, and TV series. 

Pressing the PS key on your controller brings you back to your control center or home page, and clicking it again while on your homepage returns you to the currently opened game or application (in this case, Netflix). 

Photo from the Playstation Store

Navigating through the console would be easy for a veteran. But even for new users, learning to navigate Netflix through your DualSense controller is quite straightforward. The arrow keys function as your directional buttons, and clicking the X button confirms a selection, while pressing the O button cancels or sends you back.

Now that we are all set up, learning how to maximize your Netflix experience is key. One useful tip is to utilize the My List option. Through this, you can curate your own mini library of titles that you can easily access (or when you need a break from gaming). Here are some of our favorite game adaptation titles on Netflix that we think you will like:

Production still from Dad of Light. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

  1. Dad of Light is a Japanese series based on the popular MMORPG, Final Fantasy 14 (which is confirmed to be available on the PS5). The story revolves around a father and a son who found themselves bonding while playing the globally acclaimed game.

Production still fromThe Witcher.  Photo courtesy of Netflix.

  1. The Witcher is a live adaptation of the fantasy novels written Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, which was also adapted into a series of action-rpg games across multiple gaming platforms. The epic tale follows the quests and adventures of Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, who struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

Production still from Castlevania. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

  1. Castlevania is a 3-season anime series based on the well-known classic platform game. It is a story of a vampire hunter fighting endless hordes of monsters controlled by Dracula himself.
  2. Dragon Quest: Your Story is an animated movie based on the popular J-RPG, Dragon Quest. The movie follows the adventures of the hero to slay the big bad evil in the world, the story also touches on the usual gaming themes of family and friendship.

Production still from Dragon’s Dogma. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

  1. Dragon’s Dogma is an adaptation of the 2012 game on the Playstation 3 which revolves around Ethan and his quest to slay the Dragon that attacked his village.

Key art from Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

  1. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is a soon to arrive Netflix Original Anime series based on the popular 1996 Playstation zombie-shooter game. The horror-action series will focus on the popular Resident Evil characters, Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. (Click the bell button to immediately add this show to you list, and be notified the moment it arrives on the service)

You can also test the mettle of the search option, aside from inputting specific titles into the search bar, did you know you can key in related terms like ‘Video Games’ or ‘Animation’ and find amazing titles that you may be looking for? You can also key in the name of your favorite actors to see what films or series of theirs are available on Netflix.