Do not let your spouse ruin Netflix -- individual profiles now available
It is the same old story in households consisting of more than one member. The Netflix account is a family thing, but not all members have the same tastes and can sometimes post vastly different reviews of the same flick. This is what Netflix describes as "Honey, you ruined my Netflix". Now the company aims to right this problem.
Eddy Wu, of Netflix tells us "many of you have had similar experiences, where you sat down to find something great to watch on Netflix, but it looks like your spouse has been binging on those teenage supernatural dramas you can’t stand, or your kids have filled your viewing history with animated sheep".
The addition of individual profiles aims to solve this, by adding the ability for each and every account to have up to five profiles. Each family member will get personalized suggestions based on what they watch and rate, as well as separate "Recently Watched" and "Instant Queue" lists. Customers can also connect each person to a different Facebook account, to get personalized suggestions from friends.
"Over the next few days, profiles will roll out on most Netflix devices, including the website, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Apple TV, and newer Smart TV’s and Blu-Ray players. We’ll be adding additional devices like the Nintendo Wii and Android soon. For now, you can add more profiles on the website and the PS3, but you can select a profile on any of the devices listed above", Wu explains.
It may sound as if it is a minor problem, but these little things can build up to heated problems in any home. Netflix is actively attempting to keep the peace in your humble abode.