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Guys, guys, guys. Stop whatever you're doing and listen. Netflix Profiles are finally available on Android. Basically everyone on earth has been waiting this update for what seems like years. It hasn't actually been years, but still. It's been a while – since August, for those counting.

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But wait, there's more! Search has also been improved with "support for people and related items." Also, some bug fixes. That's pretty much the changelog.

What's New

  • Netflix profiles
  • Enhanced search with support for people and related titles
  • Bug fixes

Anyway, the updated app is available now in Google Play, so go get it. Now.

Note: If you have issues getting the app to work correctly, signing out and back in should fix it right up.

Thanks, Josh!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.ScienceProUSA.com SciencePro

    Dumb question - how did it work previously? Did it just default to one of the profiles?

    • Js__

      Yes.

    • joemama

      duh

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Yeah, it defaulted to the primary account holder's profile. And that was just plain annoying.

  • Spasillium

    For those of you who can't get it or it hasn't showed up yet: http://www58.zippyshare.com/v/11552306/file.html

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      It doesn't appear to be a staged rollout.

      • Lynxy

        There are people outside of US that can use the apk since we can't get it from the Play store :) So thank you Spasillium!

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

          Yeah, I get that. I was referring to the "or it hasn't showed up yet" part of his statement.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    After this update, Netflix got stuck on the Who's Watching screen. I select a profile, and it kicks me back. Had to sign out and back in for it to start working right (hence the note at the end of the post).

    • Eirik Corneliussen

      Thank you so much! I was stuck as well, but would never have thought logging in and out would solve it. Tried rebooting though, but that didn't work. Anyways, it's solved, and I love this new profile feature on my android set top box! Too bad it's not supported for apple tv's netflix which my sister use.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Shawn De Cesari 7:44 PM: It's about fucking time!!! I'm so sick of Adventure Time and Dora the Explorer showing up in my recommended.

    This.

    • nicereddy

      Adventure Time is a great show, Netflix knows what you want before you do! Except Dora, that one's wrong.

      • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

        I actually do like Adventure Time, but I don't need to see it in my recommended. ;)

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

          Heretic. I added Adventure Time to my List so that I can always access it immediately. Right next to Futurama and Archer because, seriously, that show is so clearly for adults.

          I'm just waiting for the inevitable BuzzFeed 2020 listicle: "The Top 27 Adventure Time Jokes We Didn't Get As Kids."

          • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

            I think you're on to something there.

  • Lisandro Diaz U

    I had this profile thing on my phone for about two weeks now. Am I missing something?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Maybe you were in some secret limited beta rollout. It happened last time too - like 1 guy had the APK and nobody else did. I wish you sent it to us earlier :(

  • Paul Troy

    Not available for Australia. . is there an apk somewhere?

  • Shawn Cheever

    Definitley glad about the search upgrade. Nothing like searching for a specific actor/actress and recieving zero results.

  • cabbiebot

    Got the update, when I opened it I had to re-enter my credentials. I selected my profile then it hung up on the loading screen for the landing page. Had to back out of the app a couple of times before it let me log in. I don't have a need for profiles now but I see it coming handy in the future.

    • quick

      Same deal here... when I selected my profiles, it would try to load and just stay at "who's watching" screen. I went ahead and force closed the app, cleared data and signed in again and its working fine now.

      Oh ya and... FINALLY!!!

  • Ira

    Ah finally. Played around, appears to work ok for me. Now if I can get ppl at my house to stop watching under my profile it'd be golden.

  • Moeen Ahmed

    Speaking of Netflix updates does HD work on devices such as Nexus 10? Or is it still only Nexus 7 2013?

  • Guest

    Speaking of updates does HD work on the Nexus 10? Or is it only on Nexus 7 2013?

  • KJ7409

    Oh my god i'm so happy! I can finally use my chromecast with my own profile! WAHOOOOOOO

  • fritzo

    awesome. sharing my netflix with my sis, glad to finally get her her own profile.

  • Fifth313ment

    Bout time!

  • Mkvarner

    Tara is mad.

    • MeCampbell30

      I'm batman.

  • Gus70

    Yo Netflix, you forgot about the Sony NSZ-GS8 GTV.

    • Kevin

      My Logitech Revue has had this for over a month already.

      • Gus70

        Exactly! How can they forget the GS8 a current GTV model, and not forget an old discontinued model? Makes no sense.

  • fixxmyhead

    If u don't have kids this isn't a big deal.

    • MeCampbell30

      Or roommates, or siblings, or a girlfriend/boyfriend, or friends . . .

    • http://eichefam.net Paul

      And if you do, you should be watching MLP anyway.

  • http://www.anivision.org/ Christopher Bailey (Xcom923)

    >_< why isn't it on GTV?!?!

  • Ezzy

    I wonder when they'll remove all the movies I've already seen and reviewed from the main page...My very few gripes with the service. I'm really not going to search for stuff, so just have the decency of not trying to hide that you don't have that much content. I just wanna see the New arrivals pretty much. But no...
    I do love Netflix for binging on series though. It's perfect for that. (unlike HBO Nordic).

  • SorinDobrin

    Can anybody figure out how you switch to a different profile, after the initial set up?

    • OneForTheGoodDays

      Pretty simple. Click the slideout menu and then click on the profile's icon.... done.

      • SorinDobrin

        Thank you, Sir! Totally forgot about the slide out menu.

  • mjku

    Tara is clearly not amused.