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Netflix launches new feature to kick your ex off your account

Joe Harker

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Netflix launches new feature to kick your ex off your account

Netflix has launched a brand new feature which many users will find pretty handy, allowing them to boot unwanted people off their account.

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Do you know all the devices your Netflix account is logged into? Probably not.

Since the streaming service launched, it's been one of those things where it is so easy to forget where you've logged in and who has access to your account.

Netflix is the sort of thing you can watch on pretty much any device so you're probably signed into all sorts of things where you've forgotten to log back out again.

It would explain why certain TV shows and movies keep popping up in your feed when you're pretty sure you've never watched any of them.

If you've ever logged into the streaming service at a friend's place or shared an account with someone who's now your ex, you'll know the pain of having an unwanted lurker.

You'll now be able to see everywhere you're logged into Netflix, and cut off access if you like. Credit: True Images / Alamy Stock Photo
You'll now be able to see everywhere you're logged into Netflix, and cut off access if you like. Credit: True Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Now, however, Netflix has launched a new feature where you can check all the devices your account is currently logged into and sign yourself back out again, kicking out anyone you don't want watching.

Given the pretty dry name of 'Managing Access and Devices', the new Netflix feature launches with the ability to check what devices you're signed in on, whereabouts in the world they are and when you last watched something on it.

Available to web, iOS and Android users, the new feature will let you log out of any device you're signed in on at the click of a button.

Lots of people have said it's 'about time' Netflix introduced a feature like this, saying it was 'weird' that the streaming service didn't already have this.

One fan of the move said 'all streaming services need this' and another said it was 'game over' for people leeching off their account.

Others already had their first target in mind, joking this feature was 'more like kick my in laws off' that booting an ex off Netflix.

Do you know for sure everywhere you've signed in on Netflix? Credit: Louisa Svensson / Alamy Stock Photo
Do you know for sure everywhere you've signed in on Netflix? Credit: Louisa Svensson / Alamy Stock Photo

Some weren't as happy with the news for obvious reasons, greeting the news by saying 'ah s**t, no more using the ex's Netflix account' and 'I hope my brother doesn't see this'.

Others reckoned it was yet another ploy from the streaming service to get more people signing up as paid members.

One person said Netflix was 'super desperate for every single sub they can get', while several others wondered why this problem couldn't be solved by just changing your password.

Netflix has been cracking down on password sharing recently and being able to kick people who've been mooching off your account would definitely fit in with that approach.

The streaming service also recently introduced a new cheaper subscription tier where you can watch with ads, but viewers have been dismayed to discover that some shows are locked off.

Featured Image Credit: Jessica Gwynne / Alamy Cyberstock/Alamy

Topics: Netflix, Technology, News, TV and Film

Joe Harker
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