Netflix is providing customers the flexibility to retain entry to their viewing profile in the event that they not have entry to a shared account. Offered the account holder doesn’t maintain it hostage.
The characteristic, referred to as Profile Switch, will permit account holders to launch a profile to somebody who needs to arrange their very own account.
So, if you happen to’re on good phrases with an ex, they may have the grace to launch your profile, which can shield your suggestions, viewing historical past, bookmarked content material, and sport saves. If you happen to’ve been a crappy boyfriend, as an illustration, you’re nonetheless prone to need to kiss it goodbye.
The characteristic is now rolling out around the globe from as we speak, and can imply viewers (and avid gamers) gained’t have to begin from scratch once they expertise a break up, transfer out of a shared home, or fall sufferer to Netflix’s ongoing soft-touch clampdown on account sharing. Account holders will likely be notified by Netflix when Profile Switch turns into obtainable inside the settings. In a blog post as we speak, the corporate defined:
- You’ll be notified by e mail as quickly as Profile Switch turns into obtainable in your account.
- To switch a profile, go to the “Switch Profile” choice whenever you hover over your profile icon within the dropdown menu on the homepage — then merely comply with the directions.
- You may at all times flip off Profile Switch in your account settings at any time.
You may see the tactic within the animated GIF beneath.
The characteristic is probably going geared in the direction of encouraging folks to cease mooching from different accounts, similar to the extra consumer tariffs it’s testing in some elements of the world proper now. For an additional couple of quid, those that’ve been sharing accounts can add a completely new one.