Netflix for Android updated with individual profiles, works with Android 4.3’s Restricted Profile feature

December 15, 2013
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Netflix on Saturday released an update to its Android application which brings a new feature users may enjoy: support for individual profiles.

Additionally, the 3.1.0 update also brings enhanced search with support for people and related titles and the usual bug fixes.

Obviously, the individual profiles feature is the most important addition, allowing users that share the same Netflix account and Android devices to switch to their profile in order to access favorite content – see following image:

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Even more interestingly, Google’s Rich Hyndman said on Google+ that the feature actually supports the Restricted Profile feature that was made available to Android fans starting with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. That means parents who share their Android devices with their children for Netflix content will no longer have to worry about what kind of shows will be watched by the young ones.

In case you’re still new to Netflix, you should know that the Android app is available for download from the Google Play Store free of charge, although you’ll need a Netflix subscription to access Netflix content. The app needs 14MB of storage, will run on Android 2.2 or later, and is Chromecast-friendly.

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