Netflix Profiles launched, allowing 5 separate user profiles in one account (Video)

By on Aug 2, 2013 in Entertainment, Internet Comments

Five separate Netflix profiles can now share using only one account, a solution to Netflix users who want to receive personalized recommendations that are only based on their own individual viewing habits. Now, parents will not receive Spongebob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer, which will go only to their young kids.

Netflix profiles sharing in 1 account

Netflix profiles sharing in 1 account
Credit: Netflix

“Today, we are launching a new feature on Netflix that solves that problem and makes it even easier to find something that you will enjoy. You will be able to add additional profiles (up to 5) for each member of your household that uses Netflix.” Eddy Wu, director of Product Innovation at Netflix, wrote at
Netflix blog.

“Each person will get personalized suggestions based on what they watch and rate, as well as separate Recently Watched and Instant Queue lists. You can also connect each person to a different Facebook account, to get personalized suggestions from your friends.” Wu added, who also appeared on the YouTube launch of Netflix Profiles and explained the process on how to add more profiles.

“An important component of our service is that we can put something compelling in front of users and capture their interest in just a few seconds,” Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt was quoted in a statement. Netflix added the Facebook integration feature last March, where users can sharing their viewing history to their Facebook friends.

This new Netflix feature is being rolled out this Thursday, August 1, 2013 and Netflix users can add more profiles on their website and the PS3. In the couple of weeks, users can also add profiles in other Netflix devices such as the iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Apple TV, and newer Smart TV’s and Blu-Ray players. Additional devices like the Nintendo Wii and Android devices will be available soon.


First Look: Netflix Profiles
Credit: Netflix/YouTube



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