It's been five years since Netflix introduced multiple profiles on a single account. And today they're getting a little face-lift. That is, the face of your profile is getting a face-lift. Your profile icon is changing. If you want it to.
You'll soon have the ability to use characters from some of your favorite (or most hated) shows to represent each of up to five profiles in your account. If your kid wants to be, say, Pablo Escobar from Narcos, your kid can be Pablo Escobar. If your 5-year-old daughter has a thing for Luke Cage, well. Update: No Narcos. Sigh.
At least, that's how my household is hoping things go down.
Here's what Netflix has to say about things:
It's an anniversary we don't expect anyone to remember, but we couldn't be more excited to share this celebration with our members around the world. In August 2013, we launched profiles. Netflix became uniquely yours, personalized to you and your taste. You no longer had to see your roommate's movie suggestions in your Top Picks or your little sister's cartoons in your Continue Watching. Your profile features the best suggestions based on what you watch.
Today we are announcing an evolution of profiles. The profile icons you've used for the last five years are getting a fun makeover. We're also introducing a bunch of new icons — including some of the most beloved characters from Netflix shows and movies. Get excited, things are about to get a lot more personal.
Here are all the series from which you can choose characters.
- Lost in Space
- Dear White People
- Queer Eye
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
- Marvel Defenders
- Stranger Things
- House of Cards
- Orange is the New Black
- Big Mouth
- Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
- Money Heist
- Voltron: Legendary Defender
- Troll Hunters Tales of Arcadia
- Fuller House
- One Day at a Time
- B: The Beginning
- Spirit Riding Free
- Alexa & Katie
- True and the Rainbow Kingdom
- Super Monsters
- Skylanders Academy
- Project Mc2
Updated July 26, 2018: We've got the new profile icons.
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