How to Share a Netflix Account

By Andrea Reuter

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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

Click "Add Profile."

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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.

Step 7

Click "Save."

Step 8

Click "Reassign DVDs" from the account profiles screen.

Step 9

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

Step 10

Click "Save."

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