Netflix confirmed it late last year and it seems the company is now actually acting on it: sharing your password costs money. When do you notice this?
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Netflix: Sharing a password costs money
Last year, Netflix already announced that it would take additional measures against sharing your password. The company wants to prevent you from sharing your account with friends or family if they don’t live at the same address. By charging for account sharing, Netflix hopes to Disappointing figures last year compensate.
Do you share your account with someone who does not live at the same address? You may notice something about this soon, because Netflix has just announced that it’s rolling out the new measures more widely. Netflix already charges extra for password sharing in Latin America.
Netflix subscriptions canceled in Latin America
Netflix launched in Latin America some time ago, requiring users to pay to share their account. If you share your password with someone who doesn’t live in the same household, you’ll be prompted for a verification code and $3 per additional user.
According to Netflix, this new strategy has led to subscription cancellations. That’s no surprise: According to Netflix, about 222 million households share their passwords with another 100 million households. Netflix thought all these families would subscribe, but that’s not the case.
Verification code against payments in the Netherlands
On that day Netflix Dutch site Already read that you are not allowed to share your account with another family member. If you do, it will ask you to confirm the other device with a verification code. Netflix will no longer send this verification code until an additional user is paid.
Netflix has been testing several ways over the past few years to check if someone is sharing their account. The Company will check whether you have shared your password with someone based on your IP address, your device ID and your account activity. If someone logs into your account from outside your home, you’ll soon be asked to pay an additional fee.
From the first quarter of 2023, password sharing will cost money
Netflix has now announced that the company will start charging for password sharing starting in the first quarter of 2023. It is already very fast, after all, the first quarter of the year has already started. So Netflix wants to roll out the new strategy very quickly to the rest of the world, including the Netherlands.
If you still want to continue sharing your password, Netflix will charge an additional monthly fee for each person who shares your account. This will be around 3 euros per month. In addition, the site is introducing a cheaper subscription of $ 6.99 in the US, which will probably also be launched in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands, this subscription costs 6.99 euros.
Cancel Netflix subscription? These are the alternatives
We expect Netflix to deal with subscription cancellations in the Netherlands. With the emergence of new (cheaper) streaming services, the range has increased significantly. For example, DisneyPlus and HBO Max now offer great content. Planning to switch to another streaming service? Check the offer here:
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