How to Change a Netflix Avatar

by Jamie PeacockUpdated September 22, 2017
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Items you will need

  • Netflix account

  • Computer

Netflix offers a way for viewers to rent movies without having to leave the comfort of their home. You can sign up for a plan that will allow you to stream movies instantly or have the videos shipped straight to your mailbox. Netflix provides a generic avatar for you when you sign up. However, you can personalize your avatar by uploading an image from your computer. This is what other Netflix members will see next to your written reviews.

Log in to your Netflix account. Do this by visiting the Netflix website and then entering your username and password.

Select a movie and click on it for more information. It really does not matter which one you select since you will just be using it to access another page. Wait for the movie information to load.

Go to the "Member Reviews" section on the lower right-hand side of the page. You will see a button that says, "Write a Review." Select this option. You will not have to write a review.

Click on your avatar. It has either been set by you or by Netflix. It will appear next to the text field where you can enter your review.

Find the word "Edit" on the page that loads and click on it. It will be located directly under your avatar.

Using the dialog box that appears, select a photo that you would like to use and press "Open." This will upload your new avatar.


If you are in your "reviews" section, you shouldn't have to follow steps 1-3.


Do not use any inappropriate images as that is against Netflix's policies.

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About the Author

Jamie Peacock began writing in 2009 for various blogs and Shakespeare Squared. She is an expert in travel, public health and shopping. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Southern New Hampshire University and a Masters of Education from the University of North Dakota.

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