As part of its updated parental controls, Netflix now includes an option that lets account holders PIN protect individual profiles to help prevent kids from using them.

netflixpin
Even if you're not a parent or guardian, so long as you're the account holder you can still use the PIN feature to prevent other people in the same household from watching stuff on your Netflix profile and messing up your recommendations.

The easiest way to set up a PIN for your profile is on the Netflix website. The steps below show you how it's done.

  1. Launch a browser and go to www.netflix.com.
  2. Sign into Netflix using your account credentials, then select your profile.
    Netflix

  3. On the main Netflix screen, select your profile avatar and choose the Account option in the menu.
    netflix

  4. Under the Profile & Parental Controls section, use the chevron against your profile to reveal further options.
    netflix

  5. Click Change next to the Profile Lock option.
    netflix

  6. Enter your account password if prompted.
  7. Click the checkbox next to Require a PIN to access [yourname] profile, then enter the four-digit pin that you want to use.
    netflix

  8. Click the second checkbox to require the same pin to add new profiles.
  9. Click Save.

When your PIN is set, Netflix will ask for it whenever your profile is selected at the welcome screen. This will happen on all devices, including smart TVs. Note that you won't be asked for a PIN if your profile is the only one that exists on the account.

In addition to PIN protection for profiles, Netflix has added filters for children's accounts that are based on country ratings, as well as options to remove individual series or films by title, and a feature for reviewing each profile's setting using the Profile and Parental Controls hub in the settings menu.

Tag: Netflix

Top Rated Comments

mw360 Avatar
13 months ago

You might as well let your kids see the F bombs and get them prepared to live in a cruel world. I never understood why parents continue to pretend their kids don't know how to swear even long after they admit Santa doesn't exist.
Thanks. I've filed this in the same place all the other anonymous parenting advice goes.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ryanwarsaw Avatar
13 months ago

Thanks. I've filed this in the same place all the other anonymous parenting advice goes.
May your children grow up to be as gentle and mild mannered as you are.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ryanwarsaw Avatar
13 months ago

I don't know why these companies move like their development team is one person working part time. This feature is handy I guess if you're embarrassed about your viewing history, but useless for parenting. The kids profile is way too restrictive for kids of 5+, so ours will pester a parent to use theirs, but since the adult profile now features f-bombs and whatever else in the autoplaying trailers, the parent has to navigate to the show carefully. Thankfully, the developer called in a couple of months back to allow us to disable the autoplaying trailers, but now you can't play the trailers at all, which is a pain when the kids are in bed, and you're trying to browse.
You might as well let your kids see the F bombs and get them prepared to live in a cruel world. I never understood why parents continue to pretend their kids don't know how to swear even long after they admit Santa doesn't exist.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gsmornot Avatar
13 months ago

How do you remove a PIN in case you forget it?
Use your account password and uncheck the option or type a new one.It does not replace the account password, just adds the PIN option to stop others in the house. Meh
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sethal Avatar
13 months ago
Disney+ needs this feature!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
markaceto Avatar
13 months ago
The real story here is that we can finally turn off autoplay previews (setting found in the profile section):

Attachment Image
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

siir apple event april 20

Siri Reveals Apple Event Planned for Tuesday, April 20

Tuesday April 13, 2021 12:04 am PDT by
Siri has apparently prematurely revealed that Apple plans to hold an event on Tuesday, April 20, where the company is expected to reveal brand new iPad Pro models and possibly its long-awaited AirTags trackers. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Upon being asked "When is the next Apple Event," Siri is currently responding with, "The special event is on Tuesday, April...
apple event spring loaded

Apple's 'Spring Loaded' Event Officially Announced for Tuesday, April 20

Tuesday April 13, 2021 9:04 am PDT by
Following an overnight leak by Siri, Apple today officially announced that it will be holding a special "Spring Loaded" event on Tuesday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. As with all of Apple's 2020 events, the April 2021 event will be a digital-only gathering with no members of the media invited to attend in...
pixel watch prosser leak

Google Pixel Watch Allegedly Leaks with Circular Design, Rumored to Launch in October

Monday April 12, 2021 2:49 am PDT by
Renders of Google's first smartwatch, codenamed "Rohan," have been shared by Jon Prosser, showing that Google plans to adopt a circular design for its flagship wearable watch. Prosser shared the renders in an episode of his YouTube show "Front Page Tech," in which he claims they were made based on marketing material he had seen from a source within Google. The renders show that the Pixel...
Google maps feaure green

Google Maps App for iOS Finally Updated After Four Months

Monday April 12, 2021 10:03 am PDT by
Following the completed rollout of App Privacy labels for its App Store apps, Google today updated the Google Maps app for the first time in four months. Apple in December began requiring all new app submissions and app updates to include App Privacy labels, detailing the data that is collected by the app so consumers know what they're sharing. Google didn't begin implementing App Privacy ...
AppleTV and HomePod Feature

Bloomberg: Apple Working on New Apple TV With Integrated HomePod Speaker and FaceTime Camera

Monday April 12, 2021 3:32 am PDT by
Apple is working on a combined Apple TV with HomePod speaker that has a camera for video calls through a connected television set, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. From the report: The company is working on a product that would combine an Apple TV set-top box with a HomePod speaker and include a camera for video conferencing through a connected TV and other smart-home functions,...
samsung experience 1

Samsung's 'iTest' Lets You Try a Galaxy Device on Your iPhone

Thursday April 8, 2021 12:42 pm PDT by
Samsung has launched "iTest," an interactive website experience that's designed to allow iPhone users to test out Android on a Galaxy device, or "sample the other side," as Samsung puts it. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The iTest website is being advertised in New Zealand, according to a MacRumors reader who came across the feature. Visiting the iTest website on...
epic iap feature 3

Tim Cook Says App Store Would Become a 'Flea Market' if Third-Party Payment Systems Were Allowed

Monday April 12, 2021 9:41 am PDT by
In a recent interview with the Toronto Star, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about a wide variety of topics, ranging from App Tracking Transparency to Apple's ongoing legal battle over App Store policies with Fortnite creator Epic Games. Notably, Cook said that Epic Games' desire for Apple to let developers offer their own payment systems in apps "would make the App Store a flea market":At the...
tim cook toronto star

Tim Cook Says Apple is 'Not Against Digital Advertising' Ahead of iOS 14.5 Launch With App Tracking Transparency

Monday April 12, 2021 8:00 am PDT by
Starting with iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, and tvOS 14.5, Apple will be requiring apps to receive a user's permission to track their activity for targeted advertising purposes, as part of a privacy measure known as App Tracking Transparency. Ahead of App Tracking Transparency being enforced, Apple CEO Tim Cook has participated in a privacy-focused interview with the Toronto Star, telling the...
a13 bionic mockup

Apple Made Sudden Security Changes to its Chips in Fall 2020

Monday April 12, 2021 8:15 am PDT by
Apple made unusual mid-production hardware changes to the A12, A13, and S5 processors in its devices in the fall of 2020 to update the Secure Storage Component, according to Apple Support documents. According to an Apple Support page, spotted by Twitter user Andrew Pantyukhin, Apple changed the Secure Enclave in a number of products in the fall of 2020:Note: A12, A13, S4, and S5 products...
HomePod G4 Feature

Bloomberg: Future HomePod May Feature iPad Connected Via Robotic Arm to Track Users Around The Room During FaceTime Calls

Monday April 12, 2021 3:50 am PDT by
In a report outlining a possible Apple TV with a combined HomePod and camera, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman says that Apple is exploring a future high-end HomePod speaker that could include an iPad connected via a robotic arm that tracks and follows users around a room. From the report: The Cupertino, California-based technology giant, is also mulling the launch of a high-end speaker with a touch ...