New Netflix Feature Lets You Finally Kick Your Ex Off Your Account
Netflix has launched a new feature that will make it easier for you to kick your ex – or any other unwanted users – off your account.
The "Manage Access and Devices" feature allows members to view recent devices that have streamed from their account and remotely log out of specific devices to instantly terminate access.
An image provided by Netflix shows that the new feature lists the device that was used along with the name of the user, the location of the device, and details of the last time it accessed the account.
Netflix ascribed the rollout of the new feature to the fast-approaching festive season because more people will be "on the move" and accessing their Netflix accounts from different devices and locations.
"With the busy holiday season just around the corner, many of our members will be on the move and watching Netflix wherever they are traveling to see family and friends," reads the announcement. "Logging in to your account while at a hotel or even your friend’s house is easy and intuitive, but occasionally people forget to log out."
The new security feature has been added to the Account Settings menu on Netflix and is now available to all members around the world, whether they're accessing the streaming service on the web, iOS or Android.
This comes as Netflix attempts to clamp down on account sharing. Its ad-supported tier launched on November 3 and is testing out a profile transfer feature that allows users to transfer history, saved games, lists, and other settings to another account.
A recent earnings report suggested Netflix's "thoughtful approach" to account sharing will begin to roll out more broadly in early 2023.
Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance entertainment writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.
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