Profile support comes to Netflix for Android after update

Profile support comes to Netflix for Android after update
Android users with Netflix have had to endure quite a few hardships that their iOS packin' brothers haven't had to deal with. We're talking about opening up the Netflix app and seeing recommendations based on the viewing habits of a spouse, significant other, that strange tenant you rented the empty room upstairs to, or any one else who shares your Netflix account.

But thanks to a new update that is available now in the Google Play Store, those days are over as profile support has finally come to the Android version of Netflix. Now, you will see on your Netflix home screen only those movies or television shows that you've been watching. And if Netflix recommends that you watch Cake Boss, it will be because you started watching something similar.

If you've set up your Android device to automatically update apps, Netflix probably has already been updated to include the new profile support. If you haven't received the update, head over to the Google Play Store, open the menu (by tapping the "hamburger" on the top left of the screen) and click on My Apps. The update should be waiting for you right there.

In addition to the new profile support, the update brings enhanced search with support for people and related titles. And of course, there are the usual bug fixes.

source: Netflix via AndroidCentral

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8 Comments

5. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Wish you could set it on kids devices on profile can be set and not changed

7. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

That's what I'm waiting for too. And the feature is pretty much useless for Android uses with Roku boxes, since it's not available on Roku yet. But if they make it so you can set your profile for your phone, tablet or computer, that would be sweet.

8. bwhiting

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

Once they make that feature for Netflix and Hulu for devices that would be the glory days of no more random videos that would seem differently otherwise

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Android users...."iOS packin brothers"....I don't know if that was racist, douchy, flame bait or all three. Oh and I didn't know people found the search feature so hard to use that you'd have such a problem with recommendations.

3. Alan01

Posts: 670; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Sorry you found it to be any of those things...it was just an expression for other smartphone or tablet users with an iPhone or iPad. The use of the word brother is like "brother-in-arms". Alan F.

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Nothing rasist in my opinion, bro and brother are quite neutral words and they in these situations mean like fellow. But I don't know if it has some kind of negative meaning in other cultures.

6. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Lol don't worry Allan. Just a little sensitive this week

1. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Subtitles look better too, although it seems to forget the setting now and I have to turn it on each time.

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