How do I create a Netflix account for someone else?

Note: If you've received a Netflix gift, or purchased one for someone else and want to know how to redeem it, check out our Redeem a Netflix Gift article.

To create a Netflix account for someone else, make sure to sign out of your Netflix account on your computer before clicking Start Your Free Month to sign up as a new member through the Netflix website. Keep in mind that only one free trial may be redeemed per household.

To create a new account:

  1. Enter the email address of the person you're creating the account for.
  2. Choose a password for the account.
  3. Select your preferred method of payment, then enter your billing details to start the new account.
    • You may use your own payment information if wish to pay for the recipient's account.
      Note: Your payment method will be charged monthly until the payment method is updated or the account is canceled.
  4. Enter the full name of the person for whom you are creating the account.

Once you've created the new account, you can switch accounts by clicking the account recipient's name in the upper right corner, then clicking Sign out of Netflix.