Netflix just added remote logout so you can kick moochers off your account

Say goodbye to the ex or freeloading cousin who’s been using your Netflix account. Netflix is adding new account controls that will allow you to remotely log out of connected devices.

In a Nov. 15 blog post (opens in new tab), Netflix explains they’re just trying to help us out when memory fails. “Logging in to your account while at a hotel or even your friend’s house is easy and intuitive, but occasionally people forget to log out,” the post reads.

The new feature, called Managing Access and Devices, can be found under Account Settings and is now available to all members around the world. It shows the most recent active devices that have streamed from the account. Each entry will show the type of device, the name of the user, the timestamp of last use and location. 

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Netflix says they hope the upgrade comes in handy this holiday season, when you sign in at grandma’s house during Thanksgiving and then forget to sign out. No way grandma is getting to use your Netflix for free, right?!

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