Netflix Is Finally Cracking Down On Password Sharing In The U.S.
I hope everyone has finally made their decision as to whether or not they’ll be paying for Netflix‘s password-sharing option because times up! After initially rolling out the plan to not have too many hands in the cookie jar, Netflix has finally begun the crackdown on password sharing here in the U.S. Personally; I think this is the dumbest idea ever because they can’t be losing that much money. And password sharing has become the new way of showing someone you care, which is a lost commodity in these days and times. But regardless of how I feel, Netflix is the streaming pimp who wants all their money upfront. And as long as you’re a premium subscriber, you can keep the party going with the same password. Just know it’ll cost you.
According to The Verge, after months of letting things slide, Netflix has officially put their password-sharing crackdown into action here in the United States. So for those sharing their passwords with everyone in their immediate circle, just know it will now cost you a few dollars. That is if you’re not one of the cheap folks who have the most basic version of the service. You guys can still enjoy your Netflix capabilities uninterrupted since they don’t care about your subscription. But for anyone who’s paying the standard rate of $15.49 per month, you’ll still have the ability to share your password for an additional $7.99 a month. But that only includes one extra person. And it’ll cost more if you have the premium subscription as you’ll be allotted not one but TWO extra households.
Anyone who pays for the Netflix Premium package with 4K streaming has the option of adding up to two extra members, but each one will still cost another $7.99. The US isn’t the only country where the new rules are rolling out either, as Netflix in the UK will charge subscribers £4.99 each month for extra member slots.
Netflix subscribers on its two cheapest plans (Basic or Standard with Ads, which cost $9.99 and $6.99 per month, respectively) don’t have the option to add extra members to their account at all.
Netflix subscribers in the US who share the service “outside their household” will get an email about the company’s password-sharing policies beginning on Tuesday, according to the blog post.
As far as the person who wields the destiny of everyone that gets to watch, Netflix released a statement in conjunction with their
shakedown decision of charging for password sharing.
We use information such as IP addresses, device IDs, and account activity to determine whether a device signed into your account is part of your Netflix Household.
We do not collect GPS data to try to determine the precise physical location of your devices.
If a Netflix Household hasn’t been set, we will automatically set one for you based on IP address, device IDs, and account activity.
You can always update your Netflix Household from a TV by connecting to your internet and following the steps above.
Netflix, it was nice knowing you, baby. Because much like Blockbuster and MySpace before you, there’s about to be a time when people remember you for who you once were. And whenever anyone asks, “Whatever happened to them?” the collective sigh of regret will be followed by the words “Password sharing!”