Whether it’s someone you don’t know stealing your Netflix account, or a child still using your Netflix account for longer than you want them to, unwanted people logged into your Netflix account is a pain. You’ll really start to feel it when you go to watch Netflix, and you get a message that you can’t because your account is already logged in on too many devices. As a result, it’s important to keep an eye on what devices are using your Netflix account and take the necessary actions to kick people off who don’t belong. If you need do need to go further and kick someone off of your Netflix account, check out my article that will show you how to do that.
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Steps to See Who’s Watching Your Netflix Account
- Navigate to either the the Netflix.com website, or launch the Netflix app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
- Tap your profile icon to open a menu, and then click “Account” in this menu.
- Navigate to the Security and Privacy section, and then click “Manage Access and Devices.” You’ll arrive at the Manage Access and Devices screen, where you’ll see a list of all of the devices connected to your Netflix account.
- Associated with each device you can see the profile that was used, when Netflix was last watched on that device, the city that device was near when Netflix was accessed, and you can click to see the IP address associated with that device when Netflix was last accessed.
Why You Should Care Who’s Watching Your Netflix Account
Someone who is using your Netflix account with your permission may not just be watching shows. People who hack into your account can change your account settings, see the names of family members, see your address, view high-level payment information, and more.
2. Data Privacy
Someone who gets access to your Netflix account can easily see shows you’ve watched.
If you’re in a situation where multiple people are sharing a single Netflix account, you’ll want to confirm who’s using it so you can charge people appropriately.
How Can Someone Steal Access to Your Netflix Account?
1. Phishing Scams
Cybercriminals often use phishing scams to steal access to your Netflix account. They send fake Netflix login pages through email or social media, tricking you into entering your username and password. To protect yourself, avoid entering sensitive information on uncertain pages and double-check the URL before entering information.
2. Public Wireless Networks
Public Wi-Fi networks are often unsecured and can be easily hacked, putting your Netflix account at risk. To protect yourself, use only secure Wi-Fi networks when accessing Netflix or any other sensitive accounts.
3. Weak Passwords
Using weak passwords makes it easier for hackers to steal access to your Netflix account. Choose a strong, unique password that includes a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Don’t use the same password for multiple accounts. Check out this linked video if you need to change your Netflix password.
4. Sharing Accounts
Sharing your Netflix account with others increases the risk of account theft. To prevent this, avoid sharing your account information and keep it secure.
Hackers can steal access to your Netflix account through malware. Keep your operating system and antivirus software up-to-date, and never download or install suspicious software or attachments.