How to Change Netflix Preferences

By LaDonna Hadley

Updated September 22, 2017

In addition to rating movies, setting and changing your movie and television preferences on Netflix helps them customize suggestions for your viewing pleasure. This can be done as often as you like from your Netflix homepage.

To change your preferences, click on Your Account, which is located below your profile picture, then click Taste Preferences from the My Profile menu. Alternately, select Taste Profile in the top menu bar. From the drop-down menu select Taste Preferences.

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Image courtesy of Netflix.

Both options open a page that lets you choose how often you watch movies and television shows by categories such as mood, genre and release date. You can select Never, Sometimes or Often for as few or as many of the options as you want. Your selection is automatically saved once you've clicked it. If you're not sure what an option means, you can select Need some examples? and a pop-up will show six examples.

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There are 13 featured categories, containing hundreds of options for personalizing your viewing tastes.

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You can also add more profiles to your account for specific family members or viewing purposes. Each profile's preferences can be customized individually.


Profiles can be added and customized by preference for different purposes, such as educational, fitness or a special interest. You can also control what children are allowed to choose from by designating a profile as Kids.