How to Clear Recently Watched in Disney Plus
Disney Plus is one of the most popular streaming services available. Its low cost and extraordinary collection of movies, shows, and documentaries offer something for everyone. Like most streaming services, you can see a record of shows and movies you’ve already watched.
Disney Plus doesn’t have a Recently Watched section. This means that there is no record of anything you’ve completed watching. However, Disney Plus does have the Continue Watching section with no option to delete content.
If you’re concerned about someone seeing something you’ve watched, it will be in the Continue Watching or Watchlist section. This article will teach you how to take control of all the titles you’ve watched previously.
Can You Clear the Recently Watched List on Disney Plus?
Unlike Hulu or Netflix, Disney+ has yet to add a viewing history section or even an option to delete your watch history. This is especially unfortunate because, like the other platforms, Disney+ makes recommendations based on your past selections.
So, what can you do to customize your Disney+ selections without the option to remove a viewing history? In the sections below, we’ll list all of the options to delete the recently watched list.
Set Up a Secondary Profile
Perhaps you want to watch a show you don’t want anyone else to know about, or you don’t want Disney Plus to make recommendations based on your watch history. Since we can’t delete our recently watched titles, we’ll need to create and delete a profile.
However, you can’t delete the main profile on your Disney Plus account. So, you’ll need to create a temporary one that you can delete later. When you delete a profile on your account, all of the corresponding watch history goes with it.
The best option for removing recently watched titles is to follow these steps:
- Open Disney Plus and sign into your account. Then, tap the + Add Profile option.
- Choose a profile picture and add a name for your profile. Now, click Done in the upper right-hand corner.
- Now Watch the content you’d like. When you want to clear the profile’s history, click on the Edit Profiles option from the home page.
- Select the pen icon on the profile you used to watch titles.
- Scroll down and click on Delete Profile.
Now, you won’t have to worry about irrelevant suggested titles or the inability to delete your recently watched history.
Remove Watchlist Content
Even though the “Recently Watched” list was added, the company has yet to add an option to delete the content. But, you can delete items from your Watchlist. To make the distinction, you must add items to your Watchlist that you may want to watch later. It just makes it easier to search for the content you want to watch (especially if you have kids who watch the same movie over and over again).
To remove content from your Watchlist, do this:
- Launch Disney Plus on your device and go to the Watchlist at the top of the interface.
- Find the item you want to remove and press the “Checkmark” button in the corner of its thumbnail. This will remove it from your list.
This will work most of the time, but it might sometimes glitch, preventing you from removing a certain item. You may have to try a couple of times, but it will work eventually.
Frequently Asked Questions
Disney Plus is a fantastic contender with other streaming services. Keep reading if you didn’t learn everything you wanted to know above.
How do I find my watch history on Disney Plus?
Unfortunately, you can’t view your watch history on Disney Plus. While you may find most of the titles you’ve played in the Continue Watching section; your recently watched content only serves to make recommendations. This means you can’t view every item you’ve watched in the past.
Will Disney Plus ever give us the option to delete our watch history?
Unfortunately, the company hasn’t released any indication that the feature is in the works. But, you can fill out the Give Feedback Form to request a Recently Watched category.
Our theory for filling out this form stems from hopes that if enough users request the function, Disney Plus developers will eventually incorporate it on the platform.
Why does Disney+ keep showing the content I’ve finished in Continue Watching?
Unfortunately, Disney Plus isn’t free of glitches, and reappearing content is no exception. If you’ve watched a title all the way to the end (through the credits) and it doesn’t disappear, there isn’t much you can do aside from waiting it out.
Of course, some users have had success closing the app and reopening it. Eventually, the title will disappear.
A Relatively Smooth Start for Disney Plus
Even though there have been some interface issues, Disney Plus had a pretty great start. With so much classic Disney content already available and new movies and TV shows on the horizon, it may become one of the biggest streaming services out there.
Have you had any issues since the launch? Were you able to edit your Recently Watched list? What are your favorite Disney movies and TV shows? Tell us in the comments section below.