How to Move Movies From One Netflix Profile to the Other
By James T Wood
Netflix allows for you to create multiple profiles one one account so that you can have different DVD rental queues functioning on the same rental agreement. So the main account might have movies for the family, but the kids profile could have movies specifically for the children. But if you want to export all of the movies from one profile to another, you will need to grab a list of the movies and enter them in to the new profile. Netflix doesn't allow for automatic export of movies from one profile to another, but it does allow for a real simple syndication -- or RSS -- feed of your queue that you can save and use as a list for entering the movies into the new profile.
Browse to Netflix.com and log in to your account. Scroll to the bottom of the page and find the "RSS Feeds" link on the right under the Community heading. Click on the link.
Right-click on the "Queue" link under Personal Feeds. Select "Save as" and then save the XML file to a location on your computer.
Open the XML file you downloaded. If you have an XML compatible spreadsheet program, it will automatically create a spreadsheet from the data in the file. Otherwise you can open it as a text file in your favorite text editing program.
Find the first movie in the list. If you're using a text editor you will see tags identifying the title or link to the movie enclosed in angle brackets. For example: "." Copy the link from the first movie and then move back to your browser with the Netflix page up. Scroll to the top and click the down arrow next to the name of your primary account. Select the profile where you want to add the movies.
Paste the link address into the bar of your browser. This will open the page for the movie from your queue. Click the link to add it to the queue for your other profile. Repeat the process of copying and pasting links from the XML file to the Web browser to add all of the movies to the profile.
James T Wood is a teacher, blogger and author. Since 2009 he has published two books and numerous articles, both online and in print. His work experience has spanned the computer world, from sales and support to training and repair. He is also an accomplished public speaker and PowerPoint presenter.