Wanna Share Your Account? Pay More, Says Netflix

I’m sure that will stop subscriber loss!
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Anyone feel like Netflix is trying to make subscribers leave? Just me? Hmm, okay how about when you look at the new content they release being hot trash, or when they announced ad-supported plans are on the way? Well, if neither of those were good enough for you: check out today’s Netflix bullsh*t.

Netflix is rolling out additional fees for sharing your account with other households, specifically in Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and the Dominican Republic – per Bloomberg’s report. Apparently, Netflix is able to track this precisely enough to detect their service being used outside the primary household – and charge roughly $2.99 – if it’s used for over two weeks.

The Netflix support page for the service in Honduras explains the process a bit better:

Beginning August 22, 2022, to use your Netflix account in additional homes, we will ask if you want to add a home for an additional fee per month.

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Netflix uses things like IP addresses, account activity and even device IDs to determine what “your home” is. Yes, this also means any VPN use can trigger the service to think you’re in a different home. So that’s great.

This change makes it glaringly obvious that Netflix considers the password and account sharing to be a major threat to the service. This is all happening in the wake of Netflix announcing subscriber loss for the first time in a decade.

So yeah, not a good look. You know, Netflix, you’re very lucky “Stranger Things” is still going – because that’s the only reason my wife likes to look at your stupid little face. So shape up, or you’re gonna get thrown in the trash like the DVDs you used to rent.

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