How To Hide Shows From Your Viewing History On Netflix
Last Updated: September 26, 2022
Do you want to hide some of the shows you watched on Netflix from your account? Or do you want to stop the app from using some of them for title recommendations in the future? Either way, you can hide shows from your viewing history on Netflix. Check our quick guide below, and we’ll teach you how to do so.
When you watch a title on Netflix, the app keeps track of it for you. If you didn’t finish the show or episode, it will appear on your Continue Watching list so that you can come back and watch it without starting over.
If you’re using Netflix on a shared device such as your home TV, other people will be able to view the shows you’ve recently watched. However, we understand that some of you want to hide some of the shows you’ve binged watched from friends and family that can access your account.
Thankfully, you can hide titles from your viewing history to remove them from your account within 24 hours. Here’s a quick guide below to help you use this option on the app.
How to remove shows from your Netflix viewing history
If you don’t want other people that have access to your account to know about certain shows that you’re watching on Netflix, you can remove them from your viewing history on the app. In this way, you can watch certain titles without worrying about the judgment of some of your friends and family members.
You can remove titles from your viewing history from your Account page. In our step-by-step tutorial below, we’ll show you how to do it from a desktop.
On your desktop:
- Visit the Netflix account page with your preferred browser and sign in to your account.
- Select the profile that you want to manage in the Profile & Parental Controls section.
- Open your viewing activity.
- Browse your viewing history and click the cancel icon on the show or episode that you want to hide.
On the other hand, you can scroll down and select the “Hide all” option to remove every item on your viewing history. Selecting this option also removes all the shows from your Continue Watching section on the app.
Within a day, the show or title will no longer appear on the app as the one you watched, and the app won’t use it for title recommendations in the future. Repeat these steps until you hide every episode or show that you don’t want to appear on your viewing history.
Please note that you can also visit your Netflix account page from a phone’s browser. In this way, there’s no need to log in from your computer if you’re primarily using your phone most of the time.
To wrap things up
Now that you know how to hide titles from your viewing history on Netflix, you don’t need to worry about other people in your home knowing about some shows that you’re watching. Always remember that hiding a title from your history stops the app from using it as a basis for future recommendations.
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