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Netflix hasn’t confirmed its plans to stop password sharing just yet

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Based on information from Netflix’s support page, Streamable report On Tuesday, we’ll share more details about our upcoming anti-password sharing efforts.But now Netflix says The Barge We haven’t seen what that setup will look like for US streaming subscribers.

In that report, Streamable I’m quoting this Netflix Help Center page as a source of information. However, the information contained in articles for US customers is visible. on the Internet Archive page Captured yesterday — does not match what is listed today. Currently, that information is only available on the Latin America test country page.

When asked about the report, Netflix spokeswoman Kumiko Hidaka explained in an email. The Barge “As you may remember, we rolled out Extra Members in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru in March. The only thing it did was earnings on Jan. 19, which said, “We plan to roll out paid sharing more broadly later in the first quarter.”

The rules on the archived page state that only people in the main household can use one Netflix subscription. To use one subscription on multiple devices, Netflix says you and your device must “connect to Wi-Fi in a major location, open the Netflix app or website, and watch at least once every 31 days. You have to ‘see something’. Family members use it to watch Netflix. otherwise it will block.

An archived support page states that Netflix may block devices that are “not part of the primary location.”
Image: Internet Archive / Netflix

of US-focused page What you can access today is “People who don’t live in your household must use their own accounts to watch Netflix”. Costa Rica, ChileWhen Peruwhich indicates that you need to add additional members for people who use your subscription outside of your household. We also use your IP address, device ID, and account activity to It also adds that it determines when someone else is using your account.

Similarly, USA currently available The support page on what Netflix considers a “household” is very different from the Costa Rica, ChileWhen PeruOn its US page, the company only describes the idea of ​​households as “people who live in the same location as the account holder.” Meanwhile, pages for three Latin American countries detail how to change your primary household, sign out of your account on a device in another location, or why your device is blocked.

This is to be expected when Netflix’s crackdown on password sharing takes effect globally, and for those who need to watch from multiple locations or like to use a VPN within their own privacy. It gives you a glimpse of what kind of headaches it can bring to the faint of heart. House.

But when it comes to how Netflix tries to Push users in the US or other countries to buy subaccounts for all exes, cousins, ex-roommates, and complete strangers on board your streaming account.

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