Want to know how to kick someone off Netflix? It’s so easy that it takes only one minute!
We’ve all been through this; you gave a friend, roommate or partner your Netflix password because you had been sharing an account for the longest time, and it helped with the bills.
But people are unpredictable, and after they moved out or for another reason, you now bear the cost of the entire account. But it still gets shared, and they are still on it. You would think they would do the right thing and get off your account, but they’re still on, watching for free now.
In this article, we will be going through the resolution for this, and by the end of this read hopefully you will be rid of that pesky ex/ex-roommate who is still on your account watching for free.
Here’s how to kick someone off Netflix. Read on!
How To Find All Devices Connected To Netflix
The first step to kicking someone off Netflix while watching is to know what device they are accessing your account on.
Netflix allows you to do this by showing you the devices that have recently logged into your account.
If you have a lot of devices that you access your account with, it might not be a big deal for you, but if not, this might be a reason for suspicion.
To find the devices that have recently been used to log in to your account, follow these simple steps –
- Log into your Netflix account from a web browser, whichever one you prefer.
- In the right top corner of the screen, find your account icon.
- Hover on top of your account icon until the drop-down menu appears, then navigate to the tab named “Account”.
- Inside the “Account” tab, navigate to “Recent device streaming activity” under the settings section and click on it.
- On the next page, you are going to come across all of the devices that have recently been used to log in and view content on your account.
- From this list, separate your devices and find the ones that you do not recognize.
Now, we move on to the fun part.
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How To Kick Someone Off Netflix Without Changing Password
After you access and sift through the devices and IP address information that Netflix gives you for recent devices accessed, here are the next steps –
- Navigate back to the “Account” settings menu.
- Under the “Settings” tab, select “Sign out of all devices”
- On the next page, confirm your selection and sign out of all devices
- Sign back into your account with your credentials.
How To Protect Your Netflix Account
It is no surprise that many accounts are often shared on Netflix. It brings the cost down and is effectively free entertainment for the whole family on various devices.
But at the same time, people hogging your account is not even the worst thing. Giving anyone access to your account comes with the risk of having your credentials accessed by them without your permission. And this poses a heavy security risk. Here is how you can protect your Netflix account better.
1) A Unique Password
To prevent this from happening, be wary of sharing the email or password that you use to sign into your Netflix account and make sure that it is someone you trust.
If you find that your Netflix account might have been compromised, make sure that you change your password immediately to prevent your account from being misused.
Once you do this, make sure your password is not used anywhere else and becomes the sole password that you use for your Netflix.
Additionally, use patterns, numbers, letters and special characters that would be easy for you to remember but hard for anybody else other than you to guess.
2) Phishing Around
It might sound like incorrect spelling for a common weekend activity, but phishing presents a serious security concern for both your identity and credentials when you are online.
It is the process of impersonating a company or service in an attempt to get your online credentials.
If you are wondering how bad this can get, phishers can even create an entire fake background to get you to trust them. Note that reputable companies will never send you messages asking to confirm your password in a text. Be aware.
3) Report Generously
If you find any messages or information about your account presented outside the boundaries of the Netflix website or app, it is likely an attempt at fraud. Make sure that you report any kind of suspicious activity to Netflix here.
4) Antivirus Software Isn’t Just For Show
To better protect your account, you must keep your computer protected as well. Installing a trusted antivirus software can help your computer stay well-protected offline as well as online with the help of firewalls.
Norton and McAfee are some of the antivirus software that we trust.
6) Oh No, My Account Was Hacked!
If you find that your account has been compromised despite these measures, contact Netflix immediately. Do not disclose the event publicly, just go to the bug bounty program and inform Netflix of the event, making sure to include as many details as possible.
Be careful with any kind of payment information on your account, and report it to your bank as well.
And with this, we hope you have a great time watching your favorite shows on Netflix! Be careful not to share your account around a whole lot, though.