For several months, Netflix has been looking for a way to prevent users from sharing their accounts with other people who do not live in the same house as the original owner. And then now, they are considering including an additional fee for all those users who decide to share their password.
This experiment will begin to be deployed in the coming weeks only at Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru . This rate will be approximately 30% of the value of the basic plan, which would be equivalent to about $ 3 or 4 dollars in the United States. **
Chengyi Long, Director of Product Innovation at Netflix , detailed in a publication of the blog of him the reasons why they are considering this decision:
“We have always facilitated the process for people who live together and want to share their Netflix account, with functions such as separate profiles and multiple transmissions in our standard and premium plans. Although these functions have been extremely popular, they have also generated some confusion about how and when they can share their Netflix account. As a result, accounts are being shared between different homes – impacting our ability to invest in new and incredible TV and cinema productions for our users.
We recognize that people have many entertainment options, so we want to make sure that all new features are flexible and useful for our members. We will be working to understand the usefulness of this function for our members in these three countries before making a decision for the rest of the world. “
Basically, if you decide to share your Netflix account with someone who does not live in your home, Netflix ** will be charging an additional fee for each person who has access to your account.
Editor’s note: I think it is a measure that will cause more controversy than usefulness. I say, we also do not know how useful it will be at the time of preventing shared accounts, but Netflix is also in a very complicated position with respect to all this.