News culture Netflix: soon the end of account sharing, here are the new rules!
Published on 02/01/2023 at 20:53
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A few days ago, Netflix announced that it wanted to take measures to avoid account sharing. Today, the SVOD giant is unveiling these new rules… And there are a lot of them.
Netflix is waging war on account sharing What if I go on a trip? Is it possible to get rid of all these rules?
Netflix is fighting account sharing
Soon, it won’t be so easy to share a Netflix account with friends or family members who don’t live in the same household. Yes, as promised at the start of the year, Netflix is doing everything to prevent users of the platform behind Wednesday or Lockwood & Co. from sharing their account. Moreover, the new rules have just been unveiled.
To avoid account sharing between users who do not live under the same roof, Netflix has unveiled its brand new protection system which will be implemented at the end of the first quarter of 2023. official website the following statement: “People who don’t live in your household will need to use their own account to watch Netflix.”
When a device located outside your household identifies itself to your account or is used regularly, we may ask you to verify it before it can be used to watch Netflix or change Netflix households. This confirms that the device using the account is authorized to do so. Netflix
In other words, Netflix will now check all the devices that use the platform to find out if it really belongs to the household that pays the subscription.
Devices that identify themselves to Netflix without being associated with your primary address may be blocked. Netflix
To avoid such a disaster, Netflix adds that users must at least use the Wi-Fi network associated with the main account every 31 days.
Unfortunately, while we can understand the addition of such rules, they also impact account owners. For example, if you want to go on a trip and continue to watch Netflix, you will now need an authorization. For this, users must request a temporary code from the American giant. Once done, the SVOD service will share with the subscriber an authorization which gives access to 7 days of viewing. If you are leaving for more than a week, you will have to find other alternatives.
Is it possible to get rid of all these rules?
If all these rules seem restrictive in the long term, note that it will still be possible to get rid of them by paying a small supplement. – the amount of which has not yet been disclosed – to share his account with someone outside the home.
Members from many countries will also have the option to pay extra if they want to share Netflix with people they don’t live with. Netflix
For Greg Peters, the co-director general of the Netflix service, these new ideas come to counter massive sharing. In total, it would be more than 100 million subscribers around the world who would give their account to members outside the home.