Are you currently signed in to someone else’s Netflix? Are you worried that the streamer’s ongoing effort to crack down on password sharing may mean you’ll have to start your profile from scratch in the near future? Well fear not, because the platform is rolling out a new feature that will allow you to move your viewing history and more to an account you’re actually paying for…
“People move. Families grow. Relationships end. But throughout these life changes, your Netflix experience should remain the same,” the Netflix blog post. (opens in a new tab) announcing the update readings. “Today we’re launching Profile Transfer, a feature that allows people who use your account to transfer a profile, keeping personalized recommendations, viewing history, My List, saved games and other settings, when they start their own membership.”
According to Netflix, the feature has already started rolling out, and subscribers will receive an email alert when it becomes available to them. To find the feature, users must hover over their profile icon on the account holder’s profile page. Once selected, Netflix will prompt the user to create a new profile based on the old one, with their own associated email address and password. Those who pay the bill also have the option to disable Profile Sharing in their account settings.
As it stands, Netflix’s policy states that only users who live in the same household can use profiles on the same account. The platform has spent most of the year testing methods to prevent people from sharing their password with others outside of their household. In March, subscribers in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru were given the option to share their account with people who don’t live at their addresses for an additional fee. The same test also allowed users to transfer profiles to separate accounts or “additional member” accounts.
If you’re overwhelmed by the amount of content on Netflix and don’t know what to watch next, check out our list of the best Netflix movies and best Netflix shows for inspiration.