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New: Netflix “Profiles”

Segment Your Netflix Account for Multiple Users with “Profiles”

If you have multiple family members using a single Netflix account, you know the problem. The suggestions you receive from Netflix on shows you might like are affected by what other family members watch. This pretty much nullifies the usefulness of this and other features of Netflix that are based on your viewing history. The solution is at hand.

In August, Netflix introduced what they are calling “Profiles.” By using the Profiles feature, you can separate viewing history and preferences for up to 5 individual users in a single Netflix account. Each profile will have its own personalized movie and TV show suggestions, Recently Watched list, Ratings & Reviews, taste preferences, and My List.

Whether or not this feature is available depends on the device you use to stream Netflix. To my chagrin, Roku does not currently support Netflix Profiles. If you’ve followed my streaming articles in the past, you know that I consider Roku the king of all streaming devices. But the absence of the very useful Netflix Profiles capability is disappointing. Hopefully, Roku will take care of this omission in the future.

Here’s a short video that explains Netflix Profiles …

Category: Internet TV