Netflix is providing customers the power to retain entry to their viewing profile in the event that they not have entry to a shared account. Supplied the account holder doesn’t maintain it hostage.
The characteristic, referred to as Profile Switch, will enable account holders to launch a profile to somebody who needs to arrange their very own account.
So, for those who’re on good phrases with an ex, they may have the grace to launch your profile, which is able to shield your suggestions, viewing historical past, bookmarked content material, and recreation saves. When you’ve been a crappy boyfriend, as an illustration, you’re nonetheless prone to need to kiss it goodbye.
The characteristic is now rolling out all over the world from at present, and can imply viewers (and avid gamers) received’t have to start out from scratch after they expertise a break up, transfer out of a shared home, or fall sufferer to Netflix’s ongoing clamp down on account sharing. Account holders can be notified by Netflix when Profile Switch turns into obtainable inside the settings. In a weblog put up at present, 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 if you hover over your profile icon within the dropdown menu on the homepage — then merely observe the directions.
- You may all the time flip off Profile Switch in your account settings at any time.
You may see the tactic within the animated GIF under.
The characteristic is probably going geared in direction of encouraging folks to cease mooching from different accounts, similar to the extra consumer tariffs it’s testing in some components of the world proper now. For an additional couple of quid, those that’ve been sharing accounts can add a wholly new one.