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Netflix launches user Profiles for iOS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Apple TV

Netflix has added Profiles to accounts, making it easier for families and shared homes to get the recommendations they need. 

For parents this is great as it means that when you want to sit down with a movie at night your recommendations won’t be clogged up with cartoons because your little one has been watching the same episode of My Little Pony on repeat all morning. 

Likewise, those living in shared homes will leap at the chance of being offered something a bit more suited to their tastes than say, Twilight and Snow White and the Huntsman

Netflix launches user Profiles for iOS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Apple TV
Profiles on Netflix serves up recommendations specific to each person in the family

Read Recombu Digital’s guide to NetflixFor parents concerned that their kids might be able to see something they perhaps shouldn’t Netflix lets you apply age-related controls from the Your Account page. 

You can add up to five Profiles which can be tailored for specific family members or friends or groups of friends, for those plotting a course for a weekend sci-fi sleepover. You can manually create profiles or sign in with your Facebook account. 

Profiles is available on Netflix online as well as iPhone and iPad, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Apple TV as well as certain Smart TV and connected Blu-ray players. Support for the Nintendo Wii and Android devices are in the pipeline. 

To give you an idea of how it all works, Netflix has put together this short video, presented by director of product innovation Eddy Wu. 


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