After watching hundreds of movies and TV shows, you may wonder how to delete Netflix history. In this quick guide, we are going to show you how to do just that. Even if you share your account with your family members or friends, you can clear your own Netflix activity.
Since it’s not possible to do this task using your phone or tablet application or even your smart TV, it’s necessary to turn on your computer, open your browser and follow these steps. We have divided the guide into seven steps so you won’t get any issues to apply it.
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Guide: How to delete Netflix history
Step One: Log into your Netflix account
First of all, all you have to do is to go to the Netflix website. If you are already logged in, then the profile selection page will appear and if you are not, select “Sign in” in the top-right side of the screen. Then you will be requested to enter your email address and to type your password to get the access to your personal account.
Step Two: Select Your Profile
After logging in, now you are supposed to get the profiles list, and since every individual profile has its own history, you have to select carefully the right profile icon if there are more than one or two profiles.
If you have only one profile on your account, skip this step.
Step Three: Select Your Profile Icon
Once step two is done, move the cursor over the profile icon in the top-right corner of the page. A drop-down menu will show up and you’ll get several options. You just need to find the word “Account”.
Step Four: Select “Account”
Right after have found “Account” in the drop-down menu, click on it and your personal account settings page will be open up.
Step Five: Click “Viewing Activity”
Once you are there, scroll down to the “My Profile” section and click the blue link called “Viewing activity”, it’s located in the middle column of the section. Here, you can find every movie and TV-show you’ve already watched.
Step Six: Find What You Want to Delete
Now you have the list of all the entries, scroll through it until you find what you are looking for; either the title of a movie or an episode of a TV-show. If you need to get the older entries, just click “Show More” at the end of the page.
Step Seven: Click “Remove” Icon
You need now to select the back-slashed circle that you can see it at the right of the movie or the episode title. By performing this step, the entry will be definitely removed from your history. Netflix will notice your choice and as a result, it will stop sending all recommendations related to the deleted movie or episode.
You have only to consider that for TV-shows, episodes are listed individually, so every time you click the remove icon you will be asked via notification if you want to delete the entire series or a show. A simple click “Hide series” will do the rest. The entire series will be removed from your viewing history.
Changes on other platforms like smartphones and smart TVs need a bit more time – up to 24 hours after you get the result of what you’ve made previously on the website.
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