Share a Disney+ account? That's how you do that

The Mandalorian is in full swing and we've already seen Jeff Goldblum dive into the world of sneakers, jeans, ice cream and tattoos. Disney+ has been live since November 12 and just now that the growth of new content is still somewhat calm, you have plenty of time to discover the streaming platform. You don't have to do this alone, because you can share your Disney+ account.

Roadmap:

  • Open the Disney+ app on your phone
  • Tap your avatar in the bottom right corner
  • Tap on 'Edit profiles
  • Tap the plus sign where 'New’ under state
  • Choose the icon you want to see with that person
  • Enter a profile name
  • Toggle the slider next to Child Profile if it is a child
  • Tap 'Save’ and the profile is there

It's still a bit fuzzy area. Most streaming services don't want you to share your account with others unless they are people in your household. For example, on the television you watch with the whole family, you can create an account for each member of the family. This is useful, because many streaming services personalize the content. That means, if one watches a lot of romantic comedies, a lot of romantic movies are recommended as well. In fact, based on which genre you watch a lot, you will even see a different 'box art' of a film on Netflix than someone with a completely different taste.

Profiles on Disney+

A profile is not only useful to get good recommendations, it is also something that allows you to continue where you left off. If someone has accidentally looked at your account, you will probably have noticed it pretty quickly. As soon as you look further, you suddenly can't remember how a certain character could suddenly be married.

In short, profiles are desperately needed to ensure that you receive customized content. Disney+ may not (yet) be so fierce in recommending titles like Netflix, but you can "continue" where you left off. Interesting detail: the list of things you were looking at to look further was removed due to the problems at the launch of Disney +, but that option has now been added again.

Profiles are almost essential within a streaming service and although they are intended for within a household, they are regularly used outside a household. That is, for example, trying to counter music streaming service Spotify by coming soon with the rule that you will occasionally be asked to share your location, so that it can be checked whether you live at the same address as the others within the family subscription. Whether that will also happen in the Netherlands is still unknown, but in America the music service is planning it because a lot of income disappears due to people who share accounts.

How to share an account on Disney Plus

Sharing accounts in this way is also the idea at Disney: you create profiles for people within a household and you share your login with them, so that they can also look on their phone. Sharing a Disney+ account works just like with Netflix. So you do have to share your own email address and password, but then people can log in to their personal areas within the app. You can create seven profiles within the application, four of which can view at the same time. Each can be set as a normal profile or as a child profile. A child profile has a slightly different interface and only contains content that is considered suitable for children.

You can give each profile its own name and icon. That icon, actually the avatar (but your icon could literally be Avatar), is a character from content available to watch on Disney+. In short, you can let your mother-in-law be a really creepy witch, or your daughter Sofia the Princess from the series of the same name.

You can assign people a profile as follows:

  • Open the Disney+ app on your phone
  • Tap your avatar in the bottom right corner
  • Tap "Edit Profiles"
  • Tap the plus sign that says "New" below
  • Choose the icon you want to see with that person
  • Enter a profile name
  • Toggle the slider next to Child Profile if it is a child
  • Tap 'Save' and the profile is there

Now the person you created the profile for only needs your Disney+ email address and password to log in. No matter how many profiles you create, you will still pay the same amount per month. Also, the number of series and movies that you can download to watch offline remains unlimited.

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