The search and watch history that is saved within a Netflix account is the way Netflix helps to individualize user experience by creating suggestions for the user while also helping to improve their own services. How, then, can you manage the search and watch history within Netflix?
To view your Netflix search history, you need to access your Viewing Activity. This can be found in your account settings on the Netflix website. Your Viewing Activity shows everything you’ve watched, which indirectly includes your search history, as it displays the shows and movies you’ve searched for and watched.
Netflix does not provide a direct feature to view your exact search history, like the specific titles you have typed into the search bar. However, your viewing habits, including the shows and movies you watch, are tracked and used to personalize your Netflix experience. This indirectly reflects your search interests.
To manage your viewing preferences and history, you can edit your Viewing Activity. This is especially useful if you want to remove certain titles from your history, which will influence the recommendations Netflix offers. Deleting items from your Viewing Activity can help refine the shows and movies that Netflix suggests for you.
One of the great aspects of having the search and watch history on Netflix saved is to be able to use these features as a way to reference your activity within the streaming service. If you find though that you don’t want Netflix to know as much or don’t want other users to know as much when logging into your account, you can quickly manage the search and watch history within a few minutes. To see just how to do this, continue reading below.
Managing Netflix Search/Watch History
Whether you see the recording of search and watch history on Netflix to be a useful tool or to be an unnecessary invasion of privacy, there are ways to tailor and manage these points of history within the streaming service. To see exactly how to manage the search and watch history within Netflix, read on to the next paragraph.
To manage Netflix search and watch history, log in to Neflix.com and select the profile you wish to manage. From the profile icon at the top of the screen, select ‘Account’ and scroll until you see the option ‘Viewing History’ from which you can manage your search and watch history.
Where you Can See Netflix Search History
When using Netflix, there will be times when you simply click on a title and begin watching or there will be times when you input a physical search for a specific title within the streaming service. When you search for a title, whether you watch the title or not, this search can be saved to a search history which helps to curate personal suggestions for your profile. However, is there a way to see your search history on Netflix?
There is no way to see your search history within Netflix, as this is not information that is available to those subscribing to the streaming service. It is possible to see your viewing history, but search history is not included within this subsection of Netflix.
How to Clear Netflix Search History
After reading the previous section, you may be disappointed to find out that there is no way to see the different searches that were inputted on your Netflix account, or even more, you may be a bit perplexed as to why Netflix would not provide such information to its users. However, if you are still holding on to hope and want to find a way to clear the search history within Netflix, is such a task possible when there is no way to access this information?
Due to the search history not being made available to subscribers, there is no way to clear search history from their account. Keep in mind, if search history cannot be seen, there is no need to delete the history if your goal is to delete history from curious eyes.
Is There a Way to Stop Netflix From Saving Search History
You may not be able to physically view your search history within Netflix, but what if there was a way to stop Netflix from saving the search history they won’t allow you to access? This would be a way to keep Netflix from tracking your searches and saving them for their own purposes as well as to curate different suggestions for your profile, but is this possible?
There is no way to stop Netflix from saving your search history, as this is a component of Netflix that is completely controlled by the streaming service. Without having access to search history to any degree, there is no way to stop this information from being saved and used.
Where Can You See Netflix Watch History
Although the options, or lack thereof, may seem rather bleak for those wanting to delete their search history from Netflix, there is hope when it comes to managing your watch history within the streaming service. The watch history within Netflix is another way that the service is able to track your likes and dislikes, put them into an algorithm, and offer you more personalized suggestions to match your preferences, but where can watch history be found?
You can find your watch history within Netflix by logging in to Netflix.com with your username and password. From there, go to your profile and select ‘Account’ where you will then click on ‘Viewing Activity.’ From here you can see all you have watched while subscribing to Netflix.
How to Clear Netflix Watch History
Whether you are looking to keep a watched title a secret or are wanting to stop Netflix from suggesting certain shows or movies based on a previously watched title, there are ways to clear the watch history from Netflix within a matter of seconds. To see how this can be done, continue reading below to find the exact steps.
To clear Netflix watch history, go to your account and click on ‘Viewing History.’ You can either select a single title to delete or scroll down to the bottom of the page and select ‘Hide All’ > ‘Yes’ > ‘Hide All My Viewing Activity on Netflix’ and all watch history will delete after 24 hours.
Is There a Way to Stop Netflix From Saving Watch History
If you are someone who does not particularly like the idea of Netflix tracking your watch history and curating more personal suggestions that follow the pattern of your views, you may be wondering if there is a way to stop Netflix from saving your watch history altogether. If this is a question of yours, take a look below to find out.
There is no way to stop Netflix from saving your watch history, but you can be proactive in deleting the information saved once you have watched a title by going into your account, finding ‘Viewing History’ and deleting all content from this page regularly.
To manage Netflix search and watch history, log in to Neflix.com and select your profile. From here, click on ‘Account’ > ‘Viewing History’ then choose the shows you wish to delta individually or delete all watch history by selecting ‘Hide All’ then, ‘Yes’ to confirm.
ReadyToDIY is the owner of this article. This post was published on February 9, 2022.