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Netflix streaming user profiles to launch this summer, make account sharing easier

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by Athlon646464, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. The Merg

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    It seems that Profiles are not turned on for everyone yet. However, you can go to the EditProfile web page and setup the profiles. You can then use the website to switch between profiles and add movies to the Instant Queue for each profile. To switch profiles there, click on your name on the upper right-hand side of the screen and you will get a dropdown with the names of the profiles along with the option to Sign Out. As for using other devices to get to the profiles, I cannot switch profiles on the iOS version of Netflix. I also can't choose profiles on my Panasonic TV Netflix app. On my Apple TV however, I get prompted as to which profile I want to use when I launch Netflix there. When I spoke to customer service, they remarked that it is being rolled out over the next two weeks. I assume that the iOS apps and TV apps will also need to be updated as well.

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  2. Athlon646464

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    Thank Merg.

    I'm most interested in being able to have my ratings separated from my wife's and my daughter's ratings. I wonder how tedious that will be to accomplish for past star ratings.

    I'm tired of seeing recommendations for Disney cartoons and old reruns of 'Coach'. :grin:
     
  3. The Merg

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    I'm assuming that you will need to add those movies to the other profiles and then rate them there, while on your main profile you would have to un-rate them.

    I just like the idea that I can create a profile for my kids (and specify that it is for kids under the age of 12) and when they go to Netflix, they will only see their movies and get appropriate recommendations.

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  4. Athlon646464

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    Netflix profiles won't work via Windows Media Center plugin

    Netflix's user profiles haven't seen a full roll out yet, but they're already causing snags with certain users. Specifically, the new feature isn't compatible with Windows Media Center. Attempting to stream via Redmond's app offers users their list of profiles, but promptly throws an error message once one is selected.

    Unfortunately, the only fix it is to do without. According to The Green Button forums, Netflix will only resume streaming over Media Center if you kill all profiles except for the main one. If you aren't cool with sharing your account the old way -- and all the awkward movie recommendations that can come with it -- you're stuck.

    Full Story Here

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  5. The Merg

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    Netflix profiles won't work via Windows Media Center plugin

    Netflix's user profiles haven't seen a full roll out yet, but they're already causing snags with certain users. Specifically, the new feature isn't compatible with Windows Media Center. Attempting to stream via Redmond's app offers users their list of profiles, but promptly throws an error message once one is selected.

    Unfortunately, the only fix it is to do without. According to The Green Button forums, Netflix will only resume streaming over Media Center if you kill all profiles except for the main one. If you aren't cool with sharing your account the old way -- and all the awkward movie recommendations that can come with it -- you're stuck.

    Full Story Here

    [​IMG]
    Engadget


    Media Center is so 2005 anyways... :lol:


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  6. Rich

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    My computer showed my profile and asked if I wanted to add anyone else. First time. Now to see how long it takes to get to my BD players.

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  7. The Merg

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    Yeah, I started seeing it the other day. I haven't checked my TV yet to see if it is there, but I can just use my Apple TV for now.

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  8. Rich

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    Just got it on one of my Sammy BD players.

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  9. The Merg

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    Let me know if it shows up on your Panasonic TV's. I have the TC-P50G25.

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  10. Nick

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    I now have it on my Roku 2 HDX, but since I live alone it really doesn't matter. However, profiles should work well for anyone with MPD (multiple-personalities disorder).
     
  11. The Merg

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    You could also use the profiles to break up your Queue list into TV Shows, Dramas, Comedies, etc.

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  12. Athlon646464

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    Brilliant! [​IMG]
     
  13. Laxguy

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    What?? That's a disorder? :rotfl:

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  14. Rich

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    Wasn't on my Sammy, was on my big desktop PC. Sorry.

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  15. Rich

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    Now I'm not getting it on my big desktop or any of my BD players, only on my laptop.

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