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Creating Personal Profiles on Your Favorite Streaming Apps

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Between working from home and just having everyone at home, it’s no surprise that watching movies and TV have become more popular than ever. But why do your kids keep seeing recommendations for legal dramas and home improvement shows while you suffer through recommendations for K-pop videos and cartoons? Well, it’s because your TV can’t tell who’s who! But they have a fix for that! Most of today’s content delivery services allow multiple users of an account, or household, to create personal profiles. Profiles not only allow individuals to create custom playlists and to save favorite shows and channels, but they also help in getting relevant recommendations based on history and interests.

Below a list of popular streaming platforms and how to easily create individual profiles for each. Don’t see your preferred platform listed? Google it!

Amazon Prime Video

  1. Go to the Prime Video homepage, click the Profile Picker dropdown.
  2. Click Add new to create a new profile.
  3. When done, select Save changes.

Disney+

  1. After logging in to the main account, go to the profile menu in the top right.
  2. Select Add profile, then choose a character icon for your profile.
  3. Enter a profile name and hit Save.

Hulu

  1. Go to the Hulu homepage, go to the account name in the top right corner of the page.
  2. Select Manage profiles.
  3. Click (+) Add profile.
  4. Fill out the required fields, then click Create profile.

Netflix

  1. Go to the Netflix homepage, open the account menu by clicking the icon in the top right corner.
  2. Select Manage profiles.
  3. Click Add profile.
  4. Give the profile a name, an icon and, if it’s for a child, check the “Kid”box.
  5. When done, select Save changes.
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