Netflix Plans to Charge Extra for Sharing Accounts
To all Netflix users out there – Netflix plans to charge extra for sharing accounts with other households. Netflix announced that they will charge an additional fee to users who share their accounts with people from other households.
After a recent increase in Netflix fees in Europe and the US, the streaming platform announced a new policy. It is currently running in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru and without a doubt would be launched globally.
“When a device outside of your household signs in to an account or if an account is accessed persistently from a location outside of your household, we may ask you to verify that device before it can be used to watch Netflix,” said Netflix.
“We do this to confirm that the device using the account is authorized to do so.”
The sharing of accounts is common for families staying apart. The most common example is a son or daughter off to college. Sharing the accounts is actually against their policies.
“The Netflix service and any content accessed through the service are for your personal and non-commercial use only and may not be shared with individuals beyond your household,” its terms read.
According to Netflix, sharing your password with others, not in your household “impacts its ability to invest in great new TV and films.”
“As a result, accounts are being shared between households – impacting our ability to invest in great new TV and films for our members.”
“Members on our Standard and Premium plans will be able to add sub-accounts for up to two people they don’t live with – each with their own profile, personalized recommendations, login, and password – at a lower price: 2,380 CLP in Chile, 2.99 USD in Costa Rica, and 7.9 PEN in Peru,” Ms. Long said.
Users in these countries will also have the option to transfer profile information for anyone outside their household to a new account.
“We recognize that people have many entertainment choices, so we want to ensure any new features are flexible and useful for members, whose subscriptions fund all our great TV and films,” Ms. Long added.
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