What is the Netflix profile transfer feature and How it works
This week, Netflix introduced a brand new feature for its subscribers all around the world that they are referring to as Profile Transfer. The video streaming platform is attempting to enable users to migrate their Netflix data in a smooth manner when they use another account or create a new one, as the name of the site suggests.
In this post, Netflix mentions the details of the feature: “Today, we’re launching Profile Transfer, a feature that lets people using your account transfer a profile — keeping the personalized recommendations, viewing history, My List, saved games, and other settings — when they start their own membership.”
Netflix has been conducting trials of the feature in specific regions for some time, and it is now being made available to a wider range of consumers all across the world. Netflix is worried that it could lose money from the millions of users who have shared their passwords since this makes it less likely that the company will make money from these customers.
This feature is attempting to convince users that it is time to create their own account and that once you do, all of your viewing history and other data will be seamlessly transferred.” This feature is in some ways trying to tell people that it is time they get their own account,” another user said. When a user of the platform has Profile Transfer enabled for their account, an email is sent to them advising them of this change. Netflix is also giving users the option to turn off the feature whenever they want.
How to Enable Profile Transfer on Netflix
- Head over to the profile icon on your Netflix account and wait for the drop-down menu.
- Click on Profile Transfer and tap on Next.
- Netflix will guide you with steps to set up your new membership.
Sharing of passwords has become a significant problem for Netflix, and the streaming service has gone on record acknowledging the problem earlier this year. Customers have been leaving the platform in favor of other streaming apps, so the company has been forced to look for other ways to make money.
In addition to its recently introduced Profile Transfer function, Netflix will next month roll out its first ad-tier plan in a number of countries around the world. This plan does not permit downloads for offline viewing, and it displays advertisements for a maximum of three minutes each hour. Netflix has set the price of the ad-tier plan at $6.99 (about Rs 600). However, it will not be coming to nations such as India because Netflix currently offers a mobile-only plan in those countries.