Netflix users will now be able to see all the devices associated with their account and be able to remotely sign out of each one individually.
The description for each of the devices indicates the type of hardware (for example, smart TV or Android phone); the profile that was recently viewed on the device; the time when Netflix last streamed something on it and an approximate location based on the IP address.
The new access and device control page is available globally on the website, iOS and Android apps.
Netflix says it will be useful, for example, when traveling. You can log into your account on a smart TV located in the hotel – and if you forget to log out, you can do it remotely.
In the account settings, you can remotely log out of a specific device, previously Netflix offered “remote logout” only from all devices at once.
Also, the access and device control feature will help you find out if someone has access to your account in case of a password leak.
Netflix previously revealed that from early 2023, there will be an additional monthly fee for customers who share their login credentials to the service. The company does not provide details on the amount of penalties. Although, if they follow the scheme of the pilot program launched in Latin America – one quarter of the base rate, then the financial penalty should be about 3-4 US dollars.
For those who want to avoid this fate, Netflix is introducing the Profile Transfer Account Migration tool, which will transfer additional user account data (watch history, recommendations, etc.) to their new independent subscription. The new feature has already begun rolling out to Netflix users, and email notifications will be sent as it becomes available to specific people.
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