Netflix: How to Remove a Device from Your Account in 5 Easy Steps

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Do you want to kick someone off your Netflix account while not changing the password? This new feature on Netflix will let you do it. Netflix has launched the “Manage Access and Devices” feature, which allows you quickly remove devices using your account. Netflix announced this new feature in a blog post.

This feature is also handy in travelling, as detailed by Netflix in the blog post, “With the busy holiday season just around the corner, many of our members will be on the move and watching Netflix wherever they are travelling to see family and friends. Logging in to your account at a hotel or even your friend’s house is easy and intuitive, but people sometimes forget to log out.”

This new feature is, of course, an attempt to restrict password sharing and freeloading.

Netflix hopes to turn the freeloaders who have been kicked off the service to be subscribers with this new feature. This feature comes after the OTT platform has recently launched another feature aimed at reducing profile sharing, ‘Profile Transfer’, which lets you migrate a profile from one account to another.

Netflix is also working on a feature that will charge fees when you share your account password. The company has tested this feature in Chile, Peru and Costa Rica.

Netflix has been going downhill in terms of subscribers in recent years, making them scramble to get more aggressive in cracking down on account sharing. Netflix was very open previously about account sharing. It’s sad to see Netflix cracking down on this; after all, who isn’t using Netflix on shared accounts?

How to remove a device from a Netflix account on a PC?

Let us take a look at how we can remove a device from your Netflix account on your PC.

  1. Open Netflix.
  2. Go to Account Settings
  3. Select Manage Access and Devices, under Security and Privacy. Netflix manage access and devices 3
  4. This option shows all the devices on which the account is active. It shows the device name, IP address, time and date when the device was last accessed.Netflix manage access and devices 3
  5. Click on the Sign Out option next to the device.

When you remove access for one device, Netflix will ask if you want to change the password for safety. But it is not required.

How to remove a device from a Netflix account on a phone?

Removing devices from a Netflix account on the phone is similar to the steps for a PC.

  1. Click on the profile button on the Netflix app.
  2. Select the ‘Account’ settings.
  3. Under Security & Privacy section, select ‘Manage access and devices.’
  4. Here, you can view the active devices along with the device associated with them, IP address, time and date it was last accessed.

Also Read: Netflix Subscription Plans 2022: Monthly and Yearly Price in India, Validity, Jio, Airtel & Vi Recharge Offers

FAQs

How can I see all devices connected to my Netflix account?

You can view all the devices connected to a Netflix account on the ‘Manage Access and Devices’ option.

How do I manage devices on my Netflix account?

You can manage the devices connected to a Netflix account using the ‘Manage Access and Devices’ option under Security & Privacy section.

How can I get a list of all connected devices?

Open the ‘Manage Access & Devices’ option in settings. You’ll get the list of all devices here.

How many devices can one Netflix account log into?

You can log in to any number of Netflix accounts. But the number of screens with which it can be viewed depends on the plan you’re subscribed to.

Can you kick someone off Netflix without changing the password?

Yes, the new Manage Access and Devices option in Netflix lets you kick off someone from your Netflix account without changing the password.

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Abhijith writes about smartphones, wearables, audio and more at MySmartPrice. He is based out of Kerala. He has been writing about Tech since 2013, on his own blog. He also used to host a YouTube channel about phones. Other than Tech, he is into Formula 1, Wrestling, various TV shows and buying Kindle books that he barely reads.