Netflix introduced its user profiles management feature for subscribers back in August of this year at no extra charge. That means everyone in your household is able to maintain a list of the shows each person likes to watch. This is a great feature if everyone in your home that has different tastes in programing. While this was great news for some, not all platforms were capable of the feature – like Android.
How to Set Up Netflix Profiles
If you’ve never used the profiles feature, here’s a look at how set it up. Log in to your Netflix account on your computer or tablet via its browser – there isn’t an ability to manage profiles on all devices, like the Roku, for example. Select your profile in the upper right corner, then click Manage Profiles.
Here you can add up to five Netflix profiles. Type in their user name and check whether it’s a profile for a kid under 12 or not. This allows them to only see content that is appropriate for children.
After you add them, you can change their Netflix profile character and manage accounts.
The process is straight forward, and when you open the Netflix app on an Android device, just tap the menu on the upper left and the profile to switch out.
Then select the person who’s using the device and tap their profile.
If you haven’t used Netflix Profiles yet, check out this video the company made explaining how they work a few months back:
One of the cool things with this feature being added to Android devices is, if you have a Chromecast, individuals can watch what they like on the big screen.
What’s your take? Do you like the ability to add profiles to your Netflix account and now on Android?