How to Hide TV Shows and Movies on Netflix

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Netflix now lets you hide titles from its library. Whether you’re sick of Netflix recommending you a particular movie or TV show or you don’t want your children watching something, you can ensure Netflix never shows you it again.

This setting is profile-specific. When you hide a title for one Netflix profile, other profiles will still be able to see it. If you’re hiding titles from a child’s profile, consider locking your adult profile with a PIN. This will prevent children from leaving their own restricted profile and accessing yours.

To access these settings menu, sign in to the Netflix website on any desktop browser. Mouse over the profile icon at the top-right corner of the page and click “Account.”

Netflix Account

Scroll down to the “Profile & Parental Controls” section and click the profile you want to hide a title from.

Under the profile, locate the “Viewing Restrictions” option and click the “Change” link to its right.

When prompted, enter your password to verify your identity. If you share Netflix accounts, bear in mind that anyone with your Netflix password can change these settings.

Netflix Parental Controls

To prevent a specific TV series or movie from appearing for this profile, type its name into the text box under “Title Restrictions for [Name].” Select the title when it appears.

A list of restricted titles you’ve selected will appear in red below the text box. Click the “X” to the right of any currently restricted title to remove it from the restricted list. When you’re done, click “Save.”

Netflix Title Restrictions

From the Viewing Restrictions menu, you can also set the maximum allowed age rating for this profile. If you want a profile to only display titles that are only appropriate for children, check the box under “Kids Profile.”

You can’t change your primary Netflix profile into a kids’ profile, so you’ll have to add one or more secondary profiles to select this setting.

Selecting a profile maturity rating in Netflix

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