14 January 2021
Amazon Prime Video has finally added Netflix-like multiple user profiles option so that you could set up your watchlist better. Different profiles allow you to make your own watchlist and get personalized recommendations. You just have to set up profiles of your family members or friends so that they can also make a list of favorites and get some great recommendations to watch.
The same feature comes as a default with Netflix but Amazon Prime Video is bringing it only now. Amazon first started rolling out Prime Video profiles feature to select users last week and now, it is rolling out widely and to everyone. The new feature allows you to add up to six user profiles (1 default profile + 5 additional profiles either adult or Kids) within Prime Video on a single Amazon account.
Just like the personal recommendations, each profile gets watch history, season progress, and more based on an individual profile.
Here’s how to build multiple profiles on Prime Video and manage them.
- First, install the latest update of Prime Video on Android if you haven’t yet
- Go to “My Stuff” on the below menu bar available on the Home page of the app. You will also see the watchlist under your profile
- Your Profile name is visible on the top-left corner of the page with a drop-down arrow. Select the arrow and you will see options
- Choose to "Create profile" if you want to make one. Similarly, create more if you have many members who watch Prime Video. After creating the profile, the app will ask you to tap at least three videos you like so that it could learn your preferences and build recommendations.
- Then choose to "Manage profiles" whenever you want to edit names or delete profiles. Currently, you can only edit these two things. Changing avatars of the different profile is not yet available.
The official announcement notes that the new multiple profile feature is not yet available to every country. Also, Amazon said that the profiles feature will not be available for Alexa devices with a screen. Living Room Devices (except Chromecast, Apple Gen 2/3 models) and Fire Tablet Gen 9 tablets and below.
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