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Netflix’s new strategy so you don’t share a password • ENTER.CO

Netflix has a subscription plan called “premium plan” which gives users the ability to use the service on up to 4 different screens at the same time. This plan was developed to be used by families, who could watch Netflix productions from any device. However, over time, users began to see that buying a premium plan among friends, acquaintances or distant relatives was much cheaper for lonely people.

However, Netflix announced earlier this year that they were developing a strategy to stop users from sharing their password with other people; Now this is a reality. Although the function has not reached Colombia, the platform has rolled out the new initiative to El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. Reviewing the Netflix support page in Honduras, a test is established that will ask users to pay an additional fee if they want to use the service away from home.

For this country, the additional cost will be an additional 219 pesos per month. As reported by Netflix in test countries, subscriber accounts now have a main “home” that they can access the platform through any device in the house. In case the user wants to travel and use Netflix, he will be able to do it on laptops and mobile devices in other places without additional charge. So, those users who want to add other “households” will be able to do so directly from the platform.

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Netflix explains the process as follows: “Starting August 22, 2022, when you sign in to Netflix on a TV outside of your home, you’ll see the option to add the additional household for an additional fee per month. If you’ll only be using this TV for a limited time, you can watch Netflix for up to 2 weeks at no extra charge, as long as your account hasn’t been previously used at that location. After that time, the TV will be locked unless you add the additional household.”

How does Netflix detect which household you’re in?

The company argues that they will be based on information such as IP addresses, device IDs, and account activity. Additionally, Netflix announced that: If you’re using a device within your included home and still see a message that says too many homes are using your account, you can:

Make sure the device is connected to the same Internet connection as the other devices in the house.

Make sure the device is not connected to a PN, proxy or any unlock service.

Although the company has not announced when the new “subscription plan” will arrive in Colombia, it is expected that once it passes the test in the aforementioned countries, it will expand to other countries.

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