Netflix launches Profiles

Netflix launches Profiles

Netflix is known for having one of the best recommendation algorithms in the world, but there was a fault. While Netflix would offer you great choices if you used the account alone, when you share the account with your children, spouse or roommate the algorithms go out the door. What you’re left with is an approximation of what the entire household might like.

But no more!

Netflix has launched Profiles, allowing each account to have up to five unique users with their own queues and recommendations. Now you can see what you have watched recently without also seeing what your kids watched recently (Kick Buttowski again?).

In addition, each user has the ability to link their Netflix Profile to their Facebook account to provide more data to Netflix’s algorithm, as well as provide other social features such as sharing recommendations with friends.

Profiles is being rolled out right now to the browser, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Apple TV, Smart TVs and Blu-ray Disc players. Nintendo Wii and Android devices will be coming shortly.

About Steven Kippel

Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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