Since last year Netflix announced the end of shared accounts and passwords. In a world where the streaming In an increasingly competitive market, the titan with the red “N” has set its sights on the holes in your terms and conditions. Now users will not be able to share accounts or watch simultaneous content with other people who are outside the same place.
According to The Streamable (via), Netflix intends to prevent the user from cheating with the help of GPS and the very particular IP addresses of each Internet connection in homes. That is to say, through the location of the user with the account in use and with the information of the Wi-Fi network installed in the home, it is how the company intends to monitor that the account and the user are in the same place.
Starting in the next few weeks, the service streaming will ask the primary user of the account to set the final settings for their home. The owner will have to choose a location and a WI-FI connection that will be established as the main one and that will bear the name of “Netflix Home”.
Thus the account will have to be used mainly from the “Netflix Home” chosen by the user. The above specifically designed for all those who use the platform from a television or a device that allows transmission on a fixed television.
Of course, the former presents a problem for those who view content from their homes and also from their workplaces. For all of them Netflix has the solution. As far as mobile devices are concerned, the situation will be somewhat more permissive. Users will be able to watch Netflix from their cell phone in a location other than home, as long as that same device connects at least once every 31 days to the WI-Fi chosen as “Home”.
For mobile devices, the platform from time to time will ask the user for verification. In the event that said confirmation cannot be bypassed, the account on that device will immediately be blocked. This will prevent unauthorized use by other people or gadgets who do not belong to the household.
If the account user will be going on vacation, they can request a temporary code. This password will have a value of 7 days and will allow you to access the account from anywhere other than your “Netflix Home”.
Of course, before you lock your account or exercise any device bans, Netflix will offer you the option to sign up as an additional user. The platform will launch plans for users looking to share the account.
Similarly, Netflix warned that no surprise charges will be made to any user’s cards. Before proceeding with the charge, a plan or access options will always be offered. The user will always be able to choose whether to continue with the service or to cancel permanently.
Netflix would still have to resolve more specific situations. For example, what would happen if a user intends to go on vacation for more than 7 days; or what about those families that have two homes and are looking to use their account.
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