Netflix is improving user profiles by letting you pick Steve from 'Stranger Things' as your icon, among other choices

Business Insider | 7/25/2018 | Carrie Wittmer
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Five years since its introduction, Netflix is upgrading its profiles feature.

Now, subscribers can have icons featuring their favorite character from a Netflix original show, from Luke Cage to Steve from "Stranger Things."

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The updates will reach subscribers in the coming weeks.

Netflix first launched individual profiles in August 2013, and now, they're getting a more personalized upgrade.

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When introduced in 2013, Netflix profiles allowed users who share accounts — with, let's say, their roommate's uncle's friend — to have separate profiles on the same account, so their personalized recommendations for Netflix were more specific to their TV and movie habits, and not sullied by those with inferior taste. Every Netflix account can have up to five profiles.

Five years later, the streaming service is polishing up profiles by allowing its users to choose from a collection of new icons featuring characters from Netflix's original shows, including Steve from "Stranger Things," Kimmy Schmidt, and Jonathan from "Queer Eye."

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