First a beta phase, then adding more Latin American countries like Chile, Costa Rica or Peru and now the wave has swept the biggest markets in the region: Mexico, the United States of America since the end of shared Netflix accounts , Argentina and Colombia.
The idea of Netflix is this: A Netflix account can be shared by two or more people, but they must live in the same household. So, don’t forget to share your profile with friends or family who are elsewhere.
This is the specific statement that was launched for Mexico:
Starting today, we will be sending the following email to our members in Mexico who share their Netflix account outside of their homes. Netflix accounts are designed to be used within a single household. Everyone in that household can access Netflix from anywhere—at home, on vacation, or on the go—and use new features like “Transfer Profiles” or “Manage Access and Devices.” We know that our members have many entertainment options.
That’s why we continue to invest in a wide variety of new movies and series, so you’ll always find something to watch on Netflix to suit your taste, your mood or your language.”
What happens in the United States?
Netflix announced today that it will begin notifying customers in the United States who share a password that it’s time to pay: $8, to be exact. The world’s biggest streaming service says it is sending emails to “members sharing Netflix outside the home” detailing their options.
Known as “Additional Member Slots,” the extra $8 will allow former freebies to watch Netflix on one device at a time and download content to one device at a time for offline viewing. They will also have their own profile, but will not be able to create additional profiles. (The profile can be transferred from the main account, also known as the “initial account”). And the additional member has to reside in the same country as the initial account.