Times are changing on Netflix. The video on demand platform is facing one of the most difficult moments in its history, with a constant loss of users that has gone hand in hand with an increase in the price of the subscription. If only a few days ago the new reduced-price subscription with ads was made official, now we have learned that Netflix will only allow account sharing with an extra surcharge in 2023. This has been announced by the North American company itself in a statement that the media around the world are already echoing, which makes one thing very clear: there is no going back.
The Netflix plan means that sharing an account is still possible between people who live in the same house. However, if we want to share our password with people who live in other places, we will still be able to do so, but we will be charged an additional surcharge. For now, the amount that must be paid per extra user who shares an account linked to an address other than his has not been specified. What we do know is that the measure will be implemented at the beginning of 2023 in all the countries of the world after having been carrying out tests in recent months in Costa Rica, Chile and Peru, where the constant IP checking connected is essential for its correct operation. If we want to use our Netflix account while traveling or away from home, we will also have to go through an identity verification gateway.
As soon as the measure becomes effective, Netflix will not automatically start charging the surcharge to existing accounts, but rather will inform how it will proceed From that moment on, it will specify how much extra money will be required and will make it easy to create new accounts. Remember that the largest subscription in Spain currently costs 17.99 euros per month and that it allows four people to share an account, so this price could skyrocket with the new measure from 2023.