How to See and Edit Your Netflix Watch History?

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November 16, 2023

Netflix keeps a running list of your watch history called viewing activity. This feature enables Netflix to provide personalized recommendations based on your watching habits, thereby enhancing the overall user experience. It can be particularly helpful when you’re trying to find a movie you enjoyed but can’t remember the name.

However, there may be instances where you’d prefer specific titles not to influence future recommendations. In such cases, you can take control by accessing your Netflix watch history and removing certain titles. Here’s a guide on how to find and manage your viewing activity on Netflix.

How to find your Netflix watch history?

Netflix allows you to view TV shows and movies being watched by each profile under your account. Follow the steps below to see the watch history.

  1. Go to on your browser and log in to your Netflix account.
  2. Click your profile picture in the top right corner and select Account from the drop-down menu.

  1. Scroll down to the Profile & Parental Controls section, and tap the downward arrow of the profile you want to see.

  1. Tap View next to the Viewing activity to see the watch history of the profile.

  1. The Netflix viewing history of the profile will be listed. Use the Show More button to access the full list.

You can see a list of everything you’ve watched from the Viewing Activity page. Then you can easily locate those titles that have slipped your memory.

How to hide your Netflix watch history?

When you hide a title from your Netflix watch history, it will no longer show in the viewing activity. Netflix will not use it to make recommendations unless you watch it again, and it will also be removed from the Continue Watching row.

If you want to hide titles from your Netflix viewing history, follow the guide below.

  1. From your Netflix Account page, open Viewing Activity for the profile you want to edit under the Profile & Parental Controls section.
  2. Click the hide icon  next to the episode or movie you want to hide. For TV shows, you’ll also have the option to hide the entire series.

  1. If you wish to hide all of your viewing history, select Hide All at the bottom of the page and confirm your choice.

Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for a hidden title to be removed from all of your devices. Keep in mind that titles cannot be hidden if you access the Activity page from a Netflix Kids profile.

How to download your Netflix watch history?

Netflix also provides the option to download your watch history. Select Download All at the bottom of the Activity page to download it into a spreadsheet list. The downloaded file can be opened using any spreadsheet software that supports the CSV file format.

Download Netflix titles before removing from the watch history

Netflix ad-free subscribers can download selected titles from the Netflix app. Downloaded Netflix titles will expire after some time, and some have a limit on how many times they can be downloaded per year. Some titles will expire 48 hours after you first press play.

Additionally, downloaded titles can only be accessed through the Netflix app on the device used to download them. They cannot be transferred to other devices or stored in external storage. If you want to download Netflix titles with Standard (ad-supported) membership or watch them offline on Mac or TV, you can download them to MP4 with Pazu Netflix Video Downloader.

Pazu Netflix Video Downloader allows Netflix users to download Netflix videos without the Netflix app. It can bypass the DRM from Netflix and download movies and TV shows from Netflix to MP4 and MKV. The converted files can be preserved in high quality as 1080p after a fast download. Also, subtitles and audio tracks can be kept 100% the same as the original video. It also gets rid of all Netflix download limitations, such as expiration issues, device quantity limits, etc.

Netflix Video Downloader

Download Netflix movies & TV shows to MP4 with HD quality. 

  • Download movies & TV shows from Netflix.
  • Download videos in 1080P.
  • Preserve audio tracks and subtitles.
  • Fast downloading speed.

Step 1. Launch Pazu Netflix Video Downloader

Download, install, and launch Pazu Netflix Video Downloader on your Mac or Windows. Log in to your Netflix account.

Click the key icon and enter your registration code to unlock the full version of the downloader if you have purchased a registration. If you haven’t, go ahead with the free trial version.

Step 2. Add Netflix movies/TV shows

Search for a show or movie you want to download from Netflix.

Step 3. Choose video format/quality

Click the gear icon on the top right corner to choose the video formats and settings such as:

  • Video format: MP4 or MKV
  • Video codec: H264 or H265
  • Audio language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese

Step 4. Start to Download Netflix videos

Click the Download icon on the right side of the title you want to download.

As you can see from the screenshot, all episodes are checked by default. Uncheck the episodes you don’t want to download if there are any.

You can also click the three lines and gear icon to choose audio/subtitle languages for each episode. To close the window, click the OK button.

Click the Download button on the right bottom corner. The downloading begins.

After downloading, click History and find the video in MP4 format. You can now transfer the downloaded videos and watch them whenever you want.