Netflix today introduced "Profiles," a new feature that makes it easier for
everyone in the household to get the most out of Netflix.
Starting today, Netflix members can create a separate "profile" for each member
of their household, who will each see a personalized experience based upon their
individual watching habits, their personal favorite shows, and favorite genres,
all driven by Netflix recommendation technology. Each account can have up to
five profiles, included at no extra cost in the basic subscription price.
Each profile can be connected to a different Facebook account, providing
friends-based suggestions. It will also be even easier to enter Netflix Kids, an
area with titles appropriate for those 12 and under.
Profiles starts rolling out on Netflix globally on Aug. 1 and will be available
to all members within two weeks. New members can add profiles for each member
of their family while signing up for Netflix, and existing members can create
additional profiles at any time on the Netflix website or on PlayStation 3.
Profiles can be accessed on most devices that support Netflix, including the
Netflix website, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV and most
smart TVs. Additional devices will be added over the coming months, Netflix