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Netflix Has Added A New Feature To Stop Freeloaders Messing Up Your Account

Netflix Has Added A New Feature To Stop Freeloaders Messing Up Your Account

Name a more annoying person than a Netflix freeloader.

Even if you haven't given your account's password out, there's always one crafty family member or friend whose computer you logged in on many moon ago, who continually uses your profile.

Before long, your 'continue watching' section is all over the shop, your List contains some weird stuff you'd never dream of sitting down to and Netflix is recommending you all sorts of randomness thanks to your leech messing up the algorithm.

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GRRRR.

(Credit: Flickr)
(Credit: Flickr)

Well finally, the streaming platform has introduced a workaround: profile pins.

Yes, you can now set a four-digit pin on individual users so no one can get in besides you.

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The long-awaited feature is part of a wider update to help improve parental controls.

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Michelle Parsons, Kids Product Manager at Netflix, said: "Everyone can now add these new, improved controls to their profile by going to account settings on our mobile or laptop.

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"Choice and control have always been important for our members, especially parents. We hope that these additional controls will help parents make the right choices for their families."

To set up a pin, simply click into your profile and in the right hand corner, click the drop-down menu to find the 'Account' section.

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From here, scroll down to 'Profile and Parental Controls' where you can change 'Profile Lock' to 'On'.

Simply add a profile lock in your Account section (Credit: Unsplash)
Simply add a profile lock in your Account section (Credit: Unsplash)

Netflix will ask you for the account's password, and from here you'll be able to add a four-digit pin (ideally not something your annoying leeches will guess). Finally, click 'Save'.

Once enabled, it means you'll have to enter the pin code every time you want to get in - but we just tried it and it's super quick! Plus, it's small price to pay to have your account all to yourself, as it should be.

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Finally, justice is restored.

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Topics: Netflix UK, TV News, TV Entertainment

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Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.