How to Clean Up Your Netflix Recommendations

Let’s start anew.

Chantel Buchi
Apr 19, 2022
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You probably need to reset your Netflix recommendations because you watched one rom-com with your Mom, and now Netflix won’t stop recommending Monster-In-Law and Just Like Heaven.

Or maybe your Netflix algorithm got screwed up because you watched too many episodes of The Great British Baking Show, and now it thinks you like reality TV.

Or maybe someone who used to use your account isn’t using it anymore, like an ex-roommate or ex-significant other (we get it). You also might have lost account users after Netflix changed its password-sharing rules. So, you’re trying to clean up that “Continue Watching” list.

In other words, you want a refresh! So we’re going to take you step-by-step to achieve that new look on your account.

Netflix home page April 2022

Steps to cleaning up your Netflix recommendations

Whether you’re looking to reset your recommendations or delete your viewing history completely, you do it all in the same place on Netflix.

Here’s how you clean up and reset your Netflix history:

  1. Go to on your computer, laptop, or smartphone. (It has to be on a web browser, not through the Netflix app.)
  2. Once you’ve signed in, click on your Account in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Scroll towards the bottom and click on your Profile. A drop-down will give you an option to select Viewing Activity.
  4. Once you’re in Viewing Activity, click the “hide” icon to delete any show or movie affecting your recommendations.
  5. If you’d like to reset your Netflix recommendations completely, click on the Hide All button at the bottom of the page.
  6. The reset will kick in within 24 hours.

And voilà! All cleaned up! Enjoy your new and improved Netflix experience.

If you want more content, check out the best on-demand streaming services. It’s hard to have only one streaming subscription when there’s so much great content on all services like Hulu, Max, and Disney+.

Top on-demand streaming services

Monthly price
HBO Max$9.99–$15.99
Amazon Prime Video$8.99-$139
Data as of 04/05/2023. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
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Chantel Buchi
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Chantel Buchi
Chantel is all about finding the best tv or streaming service to watch as many football games as possible to keep her Fantasy Football team in check. Prior to being a TV and Streaming Tech Reporter for, she worked for NFL Network and The Alliance of American Football. Before that, she received a B.A. of Communication at the University of Utah and an M.S. in Sports Journalism at USC. Go Utes and Fight On. Contact her at

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