Netflix users will soon have access to separate profiles for different members of their household. At E3 in June, Netflix demoed the feature (though it said the finished product could look a little different).
Now, some subscribers are starting to see the feature on Apple TV devices. MacRumors reports:
While the feature is not yet available to the general public, the infrastructure has been launched on the Apple TV. According to a Netflix customer service representative, Netflix users who previously set up profiles when using the DVD service will now see those profiles show up on the Apple TV.
One user commenting on the MacRumors story says he’s been seeing the profiles for months, and that he also sees them on his iPad.
Users still aren’t able to add new profiles or edit the ones that are on there, but it is reportedly pulling profile information for members who previously set up profiles through Netflix’s DVD service when they were available.
The official release of Netflix profiles is still expected to com sometime this summer. With the Apple TV sightings, my guess is that it will be sooner rather than later.
The feature will be a welcome addition, particularly for those of us with children, whose viewing habits greatly impact our recommendations. For that matter, it will also help those of us who enjoy “gory horror movies from the 80s” and have children. Nothing like seeing Re-Animator recommended alongside Thomas The Tank Engine or a list for “Because you watched Curious George” just above a list for “Because you watched A Horrible Way to Die“.
Image: Yahoo News at E3