TelevisionNetflix will charge subscribers who share their password with others outside their households an additional monthly fee, starting next year. This way, the streaming service wants to limit the massive sharing of passwords.
Netflix has already introduced the surcharge in recent months as a test in five Latin American countries. It will be offered worldwide from the beginning of 2023. Subscribers will have to pay a few euros extra per month if others use their login to stream outside their homes. The exact amount is not yet known, but during the trial in Latin American countries it cost an additional $3 per month.
Users can set one location as their home address. If users are on a short trip, they can use Netflix unlimited on devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops. If you are using the Netflix app outside of your home location for more than two weeks, you have to pay the additional fee. Netflix says it uses IP addresses, device identifiers, and device account activity, among other things, to determine whether logins are shared with people outside the home.
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Many Netflix users share their accounts with friends and family members. The streaming service itself has estimated in the past that more than 100 million families watch it without paying. At a time when various streaming services are competing directly with each other for subscribers, Netflix clearly can’t let something like this pass.
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