How to Share a Netflix Account

Your Netflix membership plan may include DVD rentals by mail, streaming video or both. You're able to share this account with members of your household by creating a maximum of four additional profiles; each profile will have its own DVD queue and movie ratings. You can also share your Netflix account password with other people to allow them to watch streaming movies through a computer or Netflix instant viewing device. As the account owner, Netflix holds you responsible for the actions of everyone who uses your account.

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Up to five family members can share a single Netflix account.

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Log in to Netflix. Click "Your Account & Help" at the top-right corner of the screen.

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Scroll down to the "Preferences" section near the bottom of the page. Click "Account Profiles."

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Click "Add Profile."

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Enter the first and last name of the new profile holder. Add a sign-in name and password for the new profile.

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Select a maturity level from the pull-down menu; optionally enter a gender for the new profile.

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Select "Account Owner" if you'd like your name to appear on the Netflix mailing envelope. Choose "Profile Name" to have the new user's name appear on the envelope.

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Click "Save."

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Click "Reassign DVDs" from the account profiles screen.

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Enter a number for DVDs next to each profile. This determines how many DVDs each person on the account can rent at a time.

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Click "Save."