Searching and controlling the Netflix app on your TV can be awkward, especially for typing search queries. Here is a quick solution that works on most modern TVs: Use your smartphone.
Make sure both your phone and TV are on the same WiFi network.
Open Netflix on both your TV and on your phone and sign in.
On the phone, look for the Cast icon, which is a tiny square usually with a WiFi logo inside the box. Tap this to connect the two devices for casting. A list of devices that have the Netflix app open will appear. Select the TV.
Now, whatever you select to play on the phone will appear on the TV screen, but you can control it from the phone including fast forward, rewind and other settings.