If you want to share your Netflix password with people outside your household, you will have to pay more. This is the company’s most recent plan, according to reports Variety. In this way, Streaming service plans to crack down on ‘unlawful’ sharing of passwords that causes so many headaches.
That’s what Netflix says in its terms of service. In the document, they specify that all content viewed is for personal usenon-commercial, and therefore “must not be shared with people outside your household”.
During your Netflix membership, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access the Netflix service and content. Thereafter, no other right, title or interest will be transferred to you. You agree not to use the service for public presentations.
Netflix Terms of Service
First, Netflix will test its new strategy with users of Chile, Costa Rica and Peru. As said media explains, the platform will allow subscribers to its service to share their passwords with people outside their home, “in a simple and secure way”, but it will also allow they will have to pay more to do it. So says Chengyi Long, Director of Product Innovation at Netflix.
Thus, Netflix will activate a new function in the aforementioned regions to “add an additional member”. The same will be available in Standard and Premium plans of the service, and will allow you to add up to two additional users who do not live within your household. These persons they will have their own references, personalized recommendations and your own profile within Netflix. However, these conveniences come with a price increase.
As shown on the Varietyadditional charges for each new user will be 2380 CLP for Chile, $2.99 for Costa Rica and 7.9 PEN for Peru.
|Peru||24.9 PEN||34.9 PEN||44.9 PEN||7.9 PEN|
|Chile||5940 CLP||8320 CLP||10700 CLP||CHF2380|
This function would affect the three regions over the next few weeks. However, it is unknown if it will eventually expand outside of these areas for the duration of the test.
Netflix believes that this practice prevents it from creating content
on netflix they are not satisfied with the habit of users to share their passwords with people outside your family. “We’ve always made it easy for people who live together to share their Netflix account, with features like separate profiles and multiple accounts,” Long said in a separate statement. streams in our Standard and Premium packages. However, he believes that these same practices led users to be confused for the purpose of this function.
Although they have been very popular, they have also created some confusion as to when and how Netflix can be shared. As a result, accounts are split across households, which affects our ability to invest in new movies and TV shows for our members.
Chengyi Long, Director of Product Innovation at Netflix
A non-definitive measure
Over the next few weeks, Netflix users in any of these three markets will receive a notification. In this document, the company will notify customers who share their password about the new feature. If someone decides to share their credentials for the first time after setting up the feature, Netflix may ask users to verify their account. This process would be done through a verification code.
However, It is not yet known if the changes will become permanent.. Long commented in his post, “We will work to understand the usefulness of these two features for subscribers in these three countries before making changes elsewhere in the world.” Therefore, according to the results, we could see a massive release of the new featureor a quiet retreat.
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