Netflix: How to stop account sharing?  – Apps – Technology

Netflix: How to stop account sharing? – Apps – Technology

Netflix is ​​beginning to plan for changes within its streaming platform. One of these strategies focuses on controlling access to its production catalog and targeting subscribers’ pockets.

One of the company’s recent announcements is that it will expand its study into it charges members of its platform a higher price if they share accounts with people outside of their household.

Pilot tests have been underway in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru since March, but plans are now underway to roll out the solution to global markets, including the United States, in about a year, TechCrunch said.

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Netflix subscribers on Standard and Premium plans can add “sub-accounts” with people they don’t live with on their profile. Now each account will have, but also have, its own profile and personalized recommendations different username and password.

The technology Netflix will use to determine if people are in the same room does not rely on location data such as GPS Instead, it uses the same information it uses today to provide its service to its end users, including an IP address, device IDs, and other information about devices logged into the Netflix account throughout the home.

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Currently, Netflix reports that there are nearly 100 million people sharing their user accounts worldwide, and more than 30 million of these can be found in the US and Canada alone.

In their test markets, the additional cost for non-household members is CLP 2,380 in Chile, $2.99 ​​in Costa Rica and PEN 7.9 in Peru. It is expected that the values ​​for the remaining countries will be known soon.

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