Well, Netflix is now letting its users set up a pin number to keep individual profiles as they were intended: for you, the discerning individual whose impeccable taste should not be tarnished with others' binging habits.
Netflix has been refining its parental controls for years, but the new capabilities could be well-timed - with millions of locked-down customers using the service as a babysitter for their children. Well, the video streaming giant recently added a cool feature that will enable you to keep nosy friends or family members away from your profile. You will see a "lock" icon under the profile.
From there find Profile Lock and click Change.
Head to Netflix.com and sign in. Now choose "Manage Profiles". First, access your account from a web page.
See what your kids have been watching within the profile you created for them. In the United Kingdom you get to choose between U, PG, 12, 15 and 18. Hit Save and voila, you are done. The platform also now lets you block specific titles by name. The new functions make it so parents can block certain disallowed films and shows from their kids' profiles, as well as cease auto-play capabilities. Click the profile under "Profile & Parental Controls" that you want to manage.
The company already allowed parents to create a kids profile that would show only programming suitable for children, but the new tools provide more flexibility in how they manage viewing habits.
The new feature to protect your Netflix profile with a PIN will be helpful for those who share their subscription with friends and families and don't want others to poke into their profile. Now you can untick "autoplay next episode" and "autoplay previews" and it'll stop both the automatic binge-watching and stop previews from just playing on screen automatically.