How do profiles work on my Netflix account?

Profiles allow different members of your household to have their own personalized Netflix experience, built around the TV shows and movies they enjoy. You can have up to five individual profiles within a single Netflix account.

  • Profiles are not available on older devices produced before 2013.

Each profile allows for its own:

  • Personalized TV show and movie suggestions
  • Recently Watched list
  • Ratings and Reviews
  • Language preference
  • Playback settings
  • Maturity level
  • My List

Most devices allow you to create and delete profiles. If your device asks you to input a code at Netflix.com/Activate, it does not currently support profiles. Devices that do not currently support profiles or ask for an activation code will use the account owner profile by default.

Only the main profile on a Netflix account can make certain account changes, such as updating the email address or password associated with the account.

How do I create a profile?

You can add up to five profiles to your account by visiting the Netflix website and selecting Manage Profiles from the My Profile section of Your Account. Please note that each profile must have a different name.

By creating a profile, you are agreeing to Netflix collecting the information you provide when establishing the profile, and understand that Netflix will associate ratings provided by the profile member with the information you provide.

How do I delete or edit a profile?

To delete or edit a profile from the Netflix website, select the edit icon on the profile you want to change under Manage Profiles. You can select the profile's language and maturity level or delete the profile entirely from this screen.

Please note that once you delete a profile, the viewing history for that profile will no longer be available. More information on managing your viewing history can be found at How do I hide titles from my viewing history?

The main profile on your Netflix account cannot be deleted.

How do I set Parental Controls on profiles?

You can set parental controls on individual profiles by setting the appropriate parental control setting from the selected profile on the Manage Profiles page.

You can also make a profile kid-friendly by selecting Kid? on the edit page of that profile.

Note: Profiles are not currently password protected.