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Netflix’s New Anti-Password Sharing Test Allows Users to ‘Buy’ Additional Households for Their Subscriptions

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Netflix is testing a way to combat password sharing. The support page for Netflix Honduras clearly states that the test will require users to pay an additional fee for using an account on a TV, or TV-connected device in a different location for more than two weeks. Additional homes in Argentina will cost 219 pesos each month ($1.17 US) and $2.99 elsewhere.

Netflix claims that subscribers have one “home” in test areas. This is where they can access Netflix from any device in their home. They can also travel to other countries and use Netflix on mobile devices and laptops elsewhere. Users will be able to buy additional homes to access the service.

This support page will explain the process.

Add an additional home

You will be able to add a second home to Netflix starting August 22, 2022.

You can use the TV for only a short time and Netflix will allow you to watch Netflix for 2 weeks for no additional charge, provided your account has never been used in this location. The TV will then be disabled unless you add an extra home.

You can also find more information on how Netflix determines “home”, which is a physical location, such as your home.

It explains how Netflix detects use at a different home.

How Netflix detects houses

Information such as IP addresses and device IDs are used to track account activity.

You can disable the message saying that too many people are using your account by using a device in your home.

You must ensure that your device is connected to the same Internet connection as other devices in the house.

Verify that your device is not connected via a VPN, proxy or other unblocker services, so make sure to deactivate those after playing on your preferred online casino.

Netflix states that Netflix allows you to use Netflix while traveling on TVs outside of your home. This is subject to a two-week limit, provided that your account has never been used in this location. This is only allowed for one location each year.

These countries are also home to Netflix, which is working on a feature that allows you to track the location of your account and limit access. You can add an additional home to your Basic plan. If you have the Standard plan, you may add two more. Premium subscribers can add three.

Chengyi Long (director of product innovation at Netflix), said that it was great that members love Netflix movies and TV series so much that they want to share them with more people. “But, today’s widespread account sharing among households hampers our ability to invest in our service and improve it over the long-term.”

This is in addition to Netflix’s current test, which forces subscribers in Peru, Costa Rica, and Colombia, to pay more for users who live outside of their homes. Netflix currently charges users an additional 2,380 CLP in Chile ($2.52 USD), $2.99 USD in Costa Rica and 7.9PEN ($2.02 USD) in Peru for adding two “subaccounts” to their existing accounts. A profile transfer tool was also launched by the company. It’s meant to make it easier to transfer your recommendations, watch history, or My List. The platform uses this to help password sharers open new accounts or get on to subaccounts.

In May, the media reported confusion among subscribers from Peru. Some subscribers weren’t sure what Netflix meant by “household” and others were able to bypass a prompt to validate their account owners.

In March, Netflix announced that it would test ways to charge password sharing. This was just weeks after it had announced price increases in the US. Netflix is also developing an ad-supported subscription option. It announced last week that it will partner with Microsoft to power the company’s advertisements. Netflix has good reasons to seek new revenue streams. In April, following a subscriber boom in April’s pandemic, the company announced that it had lost subscribers. This was the first time in over a decade. Tuesday afternoon will see the company’s quarterly earnings report.