Netflix has updated its app to allow customers to remove undesirable users from their accounts
Netflix is planning to update its policy on the sharing of accounts, and one of the first measures is going to be the removal of users who have no business accessing your account. In anticipation of a future crackdown on password sharing, Netflix has integrated a function into its mobile app that will enable users to expel other Netflix members from their accounts if they so choose.
AppleInsider reports that in a recent update to its iOS apps as well as those on other platforms, Netflix has implemented a feature that allows users to control their accounts. “Users will then be able to manage unauthorized logins to their accounts.” A Netflix account is typically shared among a group of people, whether it be a family or a group of friends, in order to achieve cost savings. Users are able to view when, where, and from which device other Netflix members entered their accounts by navigating to the Manage Access and Devices tab.
According to the research, users are able to remotely log out of their accounts by clicking the “Sign Out” button located on each individual item. If the password to the account is kept secret and is not being actively disseminated by other people, then the functionality can be useful. This new feature is coming out at a time when Netflix is working hard to figure out how to get more people to sign up for its service.
According to the report, in an effort to reduce the practice of users sharing their passwords, the streaming platform has begun implementing features that make it easier for users to access their own accounts rather than using someone else’s. As part of this effort, the platform is also working to prevent users from using the accounts of others. Included in this is the option to “move your profile to a new account” for maintaining a new, more affordable tier that is supported by advertisements in addition to viewing your history and personal information.