How to Set Up Many Netflix Profiles Under One Account

When more than one person in your home uses the same Netflix account, set up individual profiles for each to keep lists, viewing history, ratings and recommendations separate. Each profile also has its own parental control settings, helping to limit what each of your children can watch. Netflix only allows up to five profiles per account, however, so in larger families, you'll have to share profiles.

Mobile Apps

Step

Open the menu in the Netflix app and tap Switch Profile.

Netflix menu
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Proflie list
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Tap Add Profile. This option only appears when you have fewer than five profiles in the list.

Add profile screen
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Name the new profile, tap Picture if you want to choose a different icon from a list — you can't upload your own photo — and toggle For Kids if you want to set the profile as a kid's profile. Tap Save to finish.

Netflix Website

When you first open the Netflix website, a profile selector pops up with an option to add a new profile. If you're already signed into the account with your own profile, add a new one with the following method:

Step

Mouse over your profile icon in the upper right corner of the page and choose Manage Profiles.

Profile menu
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Add a profile
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Click Add Profile. If you already have five profiles, you'll have to delete one (click Edit and Delete Profile) before creating another.

Add profile screen
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Name the profile, check Kid if you're making a profile for a child and then click Continue.

Edit parental controls
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Click Edit by a profile to set more detailed parental controls. Netflix has four tiers of age restrictions — Little Kids, Older Kids, Teens and Adults — and a checkbox for Kid 12 & Under, which provides a kid-friendly interface and prevents linking with Facebook. Click Done to save your changes.