Netflix has created a new technique to prevent sharing of password in Argentina. On its help page, Netflix Honduras makes it plain that customers will be charged extra fees if they use their accounts for longer than two weeks in a location other than their principal residence on a TV or other devices. Additional dwellings will cost 219 pesos (US$1.17) per month in Argentina and US$ 2.99 worldwide.
Netflix claims that subscribers have one “home” in test areas. This is where users can use Netflix from any device in their home. They can also travel to other countries and can access Netflix on mobile devices and laptops elsewhere. Users will be able to buy additional homes to access the service.
This assistance page will outline the procedure:
Add an additional home
From August 22, this year, when a user signs into Netflix from a TV outside of their home, one will be able to add a home for an extra monthly charge.
As long as one’s account has never been used in this place, they can only use the TV for a brief period of time and Netflix will let them use the service for up to 2 weeks without charging them extra. After that, unless one adds another residence, the TV will be disabled.
Additionally, one may learn more about how Netflix defines “home,” which is a real-world location like a house.
It clarifies how Netflix recognizes use at a different residence.
How Netflix detects homes
One makes use of data such as account activity, IP addresses, and device IDs.
Although one can still get the notice that too many people are using an account, they can still use a device in their home.
Check to see if the gadget is using the same internet as other devices in house.
Make sure a device is not using any unblocking services, like a proxy or VPN.
Netflix states that Netflix allows one to use Netflix while traveling on TVs outside of their home. This is subject to a 2-week limit, provided that one’s account has never been used in this location and this is only allowed for one location each year.
These countries are also home to Netflix, which is working on a feature that allows users to track the location of an account and limit access. One can add an additional home to their basic plan. If one has the standard plan, they may add two more. Premium subscribers can add three.
Chengyi Long (director of product innovation at Netflix), said that it was great that members love Netflix TV series and movies so much that they want to share them with more people. “However, the widespread sharing of accounts that is occurring in households today makes it difficult for us to make long-term improvements to our service.”
This furthers Netflix’s ongoing experiment, which demands that members in Peru, Chile, and Colombia pay more for users who don’t reside at home. To add two more “subaccounts” to their existing accounts, Netflix subscribers are currently charged an extra 2,380 CLP ($2.52 USD) in Chile, $2.99 USD in Costa Rica, and 7.9PEN ($2.02 USD) in Peru. Also released by Netflix was a profile transfer tool. It’s designed to make it simpler to transfer your watch history, suggestions, or My List. Password sharers may be passively encouraged by the platform to sign up for a new account or a subaccount.
A May report by Rest of World showed confusion among Peruvian subscribers. Some subscribers weren’t sure what Netflix meant by “household” and others were able bypass a prompt to validate their account owners.
In March, Netflix said that it was experimenting with new techniques for levying password-sharing penalties. A few weeks prior, it had disclosed pricing increases for US clients. Additionally, Netflix is creating a subscription plan with advertising. It said last week that Microsoft will power its partnership to power its adverts. Netflix has good reasons to look for new sources of income. After witnessing a subscriber boom, the corporation revealed that it had been losing subscribers for more than ten years.