How to Delete History of Movies Watched on Netflix

Up until late 2014, Netflix didn't offer any way to delete individual shows from your viewing history. Profiles, introduced in 2013, helped keep family members' videos from appearing on your list, but if you wanted to hide your guilty pleasures, you were out of luck. Thankfully, you can now clear out one movie, TV episode or TV series at a time from the Account Activity page, or if you want to wipe the slate clean, delete your entire profile.

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Account Activity includes everything you watch across all devices.
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Delete Individual Items

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Sign in to Netflix with the same account and profile you used to watch the video you want removed.

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Each profile has its own history and ratings.
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This is also a convenient place to access Help.
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Mouse over your profile icon to open the menu and choose Your Account.

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Alternately, click Ratings to skip to deleting ratings.
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Click Viewing Activity in the My Profile section of the account page.

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The Report a Problem link is for reporting site errors.
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Click the X icon by the movie or TV episode you want to remove. If you want to erase an entire TV series, start by deleting any episode from the series.

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Don't want to remove the whole series? Just ignore the link.
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Choose Remove Series to delete an entire TV series. Continue to click X on each item you want to remove.

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Click the stars to change a rating rather than delete it.
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Open the Rating tab and click X by any show or movie to remove its rating. Ratings are stored separately from your viewing history -- you can rate shows without watching them on Netflix, or watch shows without rating them.

Delete All History

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Open the menu by your profile icon and choose Manage Profiles.

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Individual profiles were introduced in 2013.
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You can have five profiles on one account.
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Click Add Profile and make a new profile for yourself, if you haven't already. Return to the Manage Profiles page, press the Edit button by your old profile and then press Delete Profile.

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There's no Undo button -- one last click to erase everything.
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Press Delete Profile to confirm.