How to remove Netflix recently watched shows

We’ve all binge-watched some bad series on Netflix. There’s no point in denying it. Sometimes I love to sit down and watch an absolutely awful movie, just for kicks. The trouble is, sometimes you don’t want everybody knowing you’ve been enjoying the trashy delights of RuPaul’s Drag Race or reliving your childhood with The Rugrats Movie.

Thankfully, there’s a really simple way to remove titles from your Netflix library, leaving your guilty pleasures between just Netflix’s servers and you.

How to remove recently watched shows from Netflix on PC and Mac:

  1. Log in to your Netflix account and hover over your profile icon and click “Your Account”.

     

  2. Underneath the “Profile & Parental Controls” section, click on “Viewing activity”. 
  3. Here you can remove any show you’ve ever watched and, if you like, delete an entire series from your history at once. Right-click on the circle with a line through it and select the ‘Hide Series’ option. If you want to remove just one episode simply click on the circle and select ‘Hide from your history’.

     

  4. That’s it, you’re done! You’ve removed all that questionable content from your Netflix and can watch your shows in the comfort of knowing you can remove them again with ease.

     

Removing Viewing History on the Mobile App

Unfortunately, Netflix has removed the account access options for the app version of the streaming service. If you’d like to remove your watched history, Android makes it slightly simpler than iOS.

How to remove recently watched shows from Netflix on Android:

  1. Open the Netflix app, and tap on the profile you’d like to edit.

     

  2. Tap the three vertical lines in the lower right-hand corner.

     

  3. Tap on the web browser of your choice and log in.
  4. Follow the same steps we’ve listed above to remove your viewing history.

     

Delete Viewing History on iOS

iOS users will need to travel to a web browser to delete this history. Unfortunately, the Netflix app will not let Apple users remove the previously watched content.

Hiding your viewing history is really simple once you understand the layout. You will have to use a web browser but Safari, Chrome, and even Samsung Internet are all capable of performing the task.

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