Posted 12/16/2013 at 9:37 AM
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Streaming films and box sets on smartphones and tablets is now as common as settling down in front of the TV and watching your favorite shows, and there is no better service than Netflix by which to do it. Earlier this year the service introduced a brand-new and very useful feature called Profiles, whereby users sharing the same account could still benefit from personalized queues and suggested viewing. This meant no more recommendations of kid’s shows for the adults and vice versa. However, while web, iOS, Xbox, PlayStation, Apple TV and various other set-top box users have been able to benefit from tailored suggestions since August, Android users – who make up the majority of mobile Netflix users – have been stuck with the same last user suggestions, until now.
In its latest update, Netflix has finally introduced the feature that everybody else already has to Android.
The latest version of the streaming service does lack the ability to create or manage profiles from within the app (you will have to use the web version to do that), but all pre-existing profiles will be accessible. If you already have your profile set up, you can access it easily by tapping the menu button in the top left corner of the app and changing the user name to your own from the “Who’s Watching?” page.
According to Android Community, another feature not mentioned by Netflix is restricted profile, which affectively means individual profiles can be locked down so clued up kids can’t switch profiles and watch content they shouldn’t be watching.
You can get the latest version of Netflix now from the Play Store.