This has got to be the most convoluted way to unlink a Netflix account in the Samsung Smart Hub available on some newer Samsung TVs.
My parents just got a new TV and so I thought I would show them Netflix streaming on the fancy new TV by using my account. Unfortunately there was no way to log out of the application. If you’re looking at switching to another user account, also equally difficult.
I even went via the website to deactivate all linked devices from my account which I assumed wouldn’t work since the Samsung Smart Hub software doesn’t hook up to Netflix the same way as some of the other Netflix approved devices do like an Xbox or Roku etc.
I was right on that front it definitely doesn’t deactivate the link. After some digging around the net I found this little gem that finally worked. For those familiar with the Konami Code you’d think it was a total joke. Turns out it actually is the way to deactivate the link and apparently works for other similar devices like smart TVs and devices that use a simple web login interface.
Simply on your remote control put in: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, up, up, up, up. (I am dead serious)
On the Samsung a grey settings screen will popup with your account information and an option to deactivate.
EDIT – Thanks to Hovati, added in the additional final “up”.
EDIT 2013-04-29 – It sounds like some folks are getting stuck on the screen with “back” and “deactivate” as the options but the inability for any key presses to register on their remotes. Unfortunately I’m not familiar with what would cause that to happen and thus have no answer to this for the time being.
EDIT 2016-02-21 – Thanks to Justin’s comment, if you’re stuck on the above grey screen, apparently a factory reset is the way to go.