How to clear Netflix watch history

Updated: May 29, 2023
6 min read
How to clear Netflix watch history
by Gary Spenser
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Netflix is full of content for any taste. And the more you watch it, the more the system understands your preferences and promotes similar shows to you and sometimes family members. But what to do if you want to keep watch records in secret?

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Is it possible to erase Netflix history, so no one can take a peek at your recent watches? Yes, it’s possible. Just make sure that you strictly follow our guidelines.

How to delete the Netflix history: 3 common ways

You can edit your watch history and lists from PC, mobile, or Roku TV. Beware that you’ll need to use your browser to modify the account on your computer and phone. Unfortunately, you can’t clear Netflix history on the mobile application.

If you own Roku devices, you can modify watch lists by removing shows from them. And you can do it straight from the official application. But if you have a TV from another brand, follow the basic instructions. Open the browser, launch the website, and reach the settings to modify it.

Clear Netflix history via computer

How to clear Netflix watch history

You can use this instruction on any system because you’ll need just a browser and 5 minutes of your time:

  1. Sign into Netflix via a preferable browser.
  2. Click on the profile icon and pick Account → Profile & Parental.
  3. Click on the dropdown arrowhead near a needed account and View → Viewing Activity.

You’ll witness the list of titles that you’ve watched. You can remove them from your history one by one by clicking on the circle near it. Also, you can clear Netflix history by choosing Hide All. Confirm such drastic change by selecting Yes, hide all.

You can use this instruction even in a built-in tablet inside your car. These guidelines stay identical in any browser on any device.

Modify your Netflix history on the phone

How to clear Netflix watch history

Sadly, you can’t clear Netflix history right on the app. So, you should open any browser and repeat the same steps as in the above’s instructions:

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  1. Go to the Netflix website and ask to request a desktop site. On Safari, tap on aA and pick Request Desktop. On Chrome, tap on the three dots and select Request Desktop.
  2. Sign in and tap on the account icon.
  3. Choose Account → Parental → View → Activity.

Once you see all titles, you can remove all records or delete them one by one. If you decide to delete history on Netflix in bulk, select Hide All. If you need just to remove some movies, tap on the circle near it.

Remove recently watched movies on a Roku

How to clear Netflix watch history

If you are using Roku TV, you have your way to clear history on Netflix. Here is your guide on deleting shows from watch lists:

  1. Go to the main screen and find the Netflix application
  2. Launch it and find the movie page that you want to remove from your playlist.
  3. Scroll down in the pop-up menu until you find Remove from My List.

But if you have a device from another brand (Samsung, Apple TV, etc.), follow basic browser guidelines. As for 2023, it’s impossible to remove movies from the watchlist straight from the Netflix TV app on other devices.


If I remove my account, will it also erase Netflix's history?

Yes, this action removes all watch and download history related to the account. It also deletes Netflix content stored on synced devices.

How to delete Netflix history on my mobile?

Firstly, go to the browser. You can’t remove titles from the watch list via the application. Once you’ve opened the browser, launch the Netflix site and request a desktop version. Open account settings and go to the Parenting block. Go to the View and View Activity to remove unneeded shows from the watch records.

How to delete Netflix history from my computer within 5 minutes?

Launch the Netflix website and sign in. Click on the profile photo and select Account → Parenting View. Once you get to the View Activity, adjust the history list. Remove titles one by one, or delete them all.

Wrapping up

It’s possible to delete Netflix watch history, so no one will see what you like to see in your free time. You can do this from your browser, both from your PC and phone. Unfortunately, you can’t modify your watch history on the mobile app. If you own Roku TV, you can slightly modify your watch lists from the Roku Netflix app.

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Sorted out my Netflix history in minutes. Brilliant! 😎
Liam Bell
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Finally, no more embarrassing history to show up! Yay!
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Honestly, these steps are too basic. I was looking for a more in-depth tutorial. Disappointed.
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I wish there was an easy way to do this for Amazon Prime too.
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This is exactly what I've been looking for. Thank you!
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It's a decent guide, gets the job done.
Wrenley Devlin
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Looking for a similar guide for Hulu. Anyone have a link?
Lachlan Salinger
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This guide is no use to me, already knew all of this! 😠
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Is there a way to clear the 'Continue Watching' list without deleting the entire history?
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This is a fantastic article. The steps were well explained, making it easy for me to clear my Netflix history for the first time. Highly recommended!
Blaze Byte
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What if I want to delete specific shows from my history, not the whole thing?
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  1. Indigo
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    Blaze Byte, As of now, Netflix doesn't allow deleting specific shows from history. You have to delete the entire history.
Charlotte Smith
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Saved me a lot of time, appreciate the help 🎯
Moonlight Whisper
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This worked perfectly. Thanks! 🙏
Harper Williams
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Can I hide my watch history from other profiles on my account?
Amara Lexington
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I tried this, but it didn't work on my device. I think you need to update this guide for different devices.
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Does this work for profiles other than the main account?
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  1. Ava
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    Lyric, Yes, it works for all profiles, not just the main account.
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Just what I needed! Super helpful! 🎉

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