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Netflix intends to introduce changes in one of its maximum benefits for users: the shared accounts. It is likely that you, like the majority of consumers on the platform, not only share an account with your cohabitants, but also with friends and relatives who reside in other addresses, and thus, you share the expenses. Netflix made it very easy for us from the beginning with that option, but it wants to end this once and for all. It is not the first time that the company has made this approach, in fact, last year several theories pointed to the end of shared accounts, as in 2019. But they had never put it into practice until now.
The streaming platform will carry out a pilot test with this new option in three countries: Chile, Costa Rica and Peru. Netflix members will have the option to add two sub-accounts for two people they do not live with. That yes: it will take an additional cost, that according to the prices that have been set in the aforementioned countries, it is estimated that in Spain it will be around 2.70 euros. Perhaps, if you are the one who pays and your password is the one that is circulating throughout your environment, this news favors you, although you should know that when you registered on the platform you accepted its rule of not sharing your user with people who do not live In your home. Although many of us have always looked the other way or we didn’t even know it.
But, What if you intend to access your account from somewhere other than your home? Well, in that case, the platform will ask you for a verification code in order to approve your login. In addition, if this is done you will not lose your data or leave any of your favorite series halfway because they will allow people who share their account to transfer their profile information to a new or additional sub-account, keeping their customizations.
The reason Why Netflix wants to get rid of shared accounts as we have known them until now is because with the proceeds it intends to “invest in new television programs and movies.” “We’ve always made it easy for people who live together to share their Netflix account, with features like profiles and multiple simultaneous streams. Although it is a popular option, it has also created some confusion about when and how Netflix can be shared. As a result, accounts are being shared between different households,” says Chengyi Long, director of innovation at Netflix.
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