Anyone who shares Netflix with many profiles or has lent the account to many people can now control these accesses in a practical way and without a headache. This Tuesday (15), the streaming platform launched a device management feature, in which the account owner has access and can individually log out of the most recent devices that have accessed it.
Available in the Security and Privacy section of the platform, the feature shows all the recent devices that have logged into the account, in any of their registered profiles.
Divided into boxes, accesses show the type of device (a Samsung – Smart TV, for example, or a Chrome PC) and the profile that recently watched some content on it. In addition, the box also informs the day, time and place of the last access and the IP address of the device in question.
An interesting point of the tool is that, if the customer sees something suspicious or wants to disconnect from a specific device, he can do this individually, without disturbing the experience of other accesses.
A difference compared to old resource that the platform had and that logged off all connected devices at once.
How to access device management
The new Netflix feature has already been released to all platform subscribers and can be accessed via the web or on mobile devices (iOS and Android)🇧🇷 In both situations, accessing the tool is done in the same way:
- Go to the Netflix website or app;
- Tap your profile picture, located at the top of the screen;
- Click on “Account”;
- In the “Security and Privacy” section, click on the “Manage access and devices” option;
- Ready. You will be taken to the screen with all the devices linked to your account;
- If you want to log out of any of the devices, tap on the “Logout” option in the box.
Netflix will tax shared accounts
In addition to providing greater control over who has access to your account, Netflix’s new management feature can also be a handy tool if shared account taxation become a reality.
The novelty, announced some time ago and part of the changes that Netflix has been implementing to maintain the recovery of your number of subscribersis currently being tested in other Latin American countries.
Despite not having a set date to arrive in Brazil and it varies according to the number of extra users, the forecast is that, around here, it will cost a maximum of R$ 16.
In a situation like this, the platform’s new feature can be a great way to manage users who access your account outside your home. And, of course, decide if you are willing to pay extra to keep this “sub-account” active.
With information: Netflix