- Netflix revealed new details about upcoming measures to prevent its users from sharing their account passwords.
- It looks like the company’s focus will be on validating devices using a Netflix account over primary WiFi.
- Each Netflix subscription tier will allow you to check out on different devices.
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Netflix revealed new details about upcoming measures to prevent its users from sharing their account passwords with third parties.
According to The Streamable, the streaming service updated its Help Center page in countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, and Costa Rica, adding seven sections on policy changes to who can use a Netflix account. The information varies from country to country, but it looks like the focus will be on validating devices using an account on the primary WiFi.
Essentially, the accounts will still be able to be shared; However, this would only be possible within a household. And to ensure that devices with account access are connected to the designated primary location, Netflix will ask its users to connect to an appropriate Wi-Fi network once every 31 days.
Netflix will use “information such as IP addresses, device IDs, and account activity” to determine whether the device signed in to the account is connected to the primary location. It can be blocked if you are deemed to be away from home.
Each Netflix subscription level will allow you to check out on different devices
The number of devices that can simultaneously access a Netflix account in one location will be commensurate with the subscription level:
- Basic (99 pesos per month) with ads: 1 device
- Basic (139 pesos per month): 1 device
- Standard (219 pesos per month): two devices
- Premium (299 pesos per month): Four devices
If you’re traveling, you can request a temporary code to access Netflix for seven consecutive days. In turn, if subscribers want to share their Netflix account with someone who doesn’t live with them, they can add an additional member to their account.
While this information has begun to emerge in various countries, Mexico has yet to specify how the new Netflix password sharing policy will work.
Last year, Netflix began implementing various measures to prevent its users from sharing their passwords. These measures came to light as the streaming giant estimates that more than 100 million users worldwide access the service through someone else’s login credentials.
Netflix lost subscribers during the first two quarters of last year, though it has recently rebounded, adding more than 2 million new subscribers in the third quarter.