Netflix Announces New User Profiles, Roll Out Coming in Next Few Days

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After some users experienced new Netflix user profiles a couple days ago, the company this morning has officially announced the launch of the new feature.

Today, we are launching a new feature on Netflix that solves that problem and makes it even easier to find something that you will enjoy. You will be able to add additional profiles (up to 5) for each member of your household that uses Netflix. Each person will get personalized suggestions based on what they watch and rate, as well as separate Recently Watched and Instant Queue lists. You can also connect each person to a different Facebook account, to get personalized suggestions from your friends.

The company says all you have to do is provide a name to create your profile and the feature will start to roll out in the next few days on its website, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, gaming consoles and newer Smart TVs. Below is a video teaser of Netflix Profiles:

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  • Networx

    Haven’t seen them yet but I can’t wait. That’ll solve all the issues I have with my kids using my account. I don’t need suggestions based on my daughter having watched Alley McBeal reruns.

  • haha…I think everybody will be looking forward to these profiles.

  • Erik Kappel

    Man the only thing preventing me from using netflix regularly is the lack of a queue here in Canada. I just don’t get why this has yet to be implemented, they have it in the states…

  • hub2

    Actually, you might want to re-check that. I was surprised to see an “instant queue” button today in a show’s description in my iPhone Netflix app, I don’t remember seeing it before. I clicked it, and confirmed via desktop Netflix that it was added to “Your List” which I assume is the queue you’re looking for.

    Question now is whether this queue/list and add/remove from queue appears in the AppleTV Netflix, too… will check tonight, definitely wasn’t there before.

    (One thing I don’t like: it queues an entire TV show, can’t choose specific episodes like I first thought it did).

  • Al

    Queue has been around for quite a while now in Canada (I’d guess at almost a year). It appears on all iOS devices, including AppleTV, as well as XBOX, PC, etc.

  • Erik Kappel

    See bellow ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Al

    “…those titles sit right there at the top of the home screen distracting you from stuff that might actually be interesting,โ€

    That’s a really silly thing for Hunt to say, because it doesn’t work that way. It’s either a separate menu item, or it’s randomly intermixed among all the other categories, depending on the device (which is annoying when it’s done that way).

    They also changed it from “Queue” to “Your List” quite a while ago. I’m wondering from how far back the o.canada.com article is referencing its source material.

    I guess I should consider myself lucky then for having this, as I was hounding them for Queue a long time ago. Maybe the squeaky wheel got the grease.

    I admit, I store unwatched shows and movies in there as well without ever watching them (maybe some day), but what does that matter to Netflix? It’s just a simple list and it’s a way to store favorites out of the huge number of things I don’t like – which saves me from constantly scanning the same stuff over and over again. Consequently, the list is an extremely valuable resource. This Hunt fellow is saying some pretty bizarre stuff.

  • Kirk

    I like this… A lot ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Al

    I just checked out Netflix US and Hulu extensively today using Unblock-US. I have to say, I don’t see what all the fuss is about. Canadian Netflix has more current stuff. For example, you can’t yet get Life if Pi in the US, to name but one. The extra content that the US Netflix has is nothing to get excited about. And Hulu… talk about all sizzle and no steak.

    End of experiment. I’m sticking with Canadian Netflix and not bothering with Hulu either.

  • Canadian Netflix has gotten a lot better compared to before. The company has said numerous times it’s trying to reach parity for both libraries but it always comes down to licensing deals in each country.

  • Miguel

    US Netflix really shines in the TV shows department. And the nice thing about services like Unblock-US is that it’s not only the US catalog you get access to, but all Netflix catalogs. For example, the Mexican catalog has a lot of worthy content like all Pixar movies…