In any relationship, they love a bunch of the same thing as well as different things. This is no different when it comes to TV and movies. There are some things that both people enjoy and will watch them together and things that one person loves and the other person doesn’t.
But what happens when the two of you are sharing a Netflix account with your various tastes in movies and shows and you break up. Your algorithm could be a huge mess as a result of two people sharing the same account. And really, no one wants to be reminded of previous pain when they see a recommendation that’s more suited for their ex.
Anyway, once it’s figured out who keeps the Netflix account, while the other just creates their own account, there is a way to delete the Netflix preferences from your ex in order to finally make a clean break.
“The answer is to go to your settings and remove your Netflix history,” said a spokesperson for Netflix.
To do this, go to your Netflix profile and hover your curser over your name in the top right corner of the screen. Select “Your Account” from the dropdown menu.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to “My Profile” and select “Viewing Activity”. This will give you a list of literally everything you’ve ever watched since you joined Netflix.
Click on the “X” on the show or movie you want to remove. If it’s a series, click on “remove series?” to save you the bother of clicking “X” on every individual episode.
You can also delete any ratings you or your ex may have given as well that can cause unplanned recommendations to come up. The entire process may take up to 24 hours before the algorithm updates.
Now let’s see if Facebook can come up with an algorithm that weeds out those pics with exes that seem to come up that day years ago.