New details about Netflix Measures against password sharing have surfaced online, revealing how the platform plans to crack down on users.
Newly found info on netflix help center usa and Confirmed by Streamable on January 31. However, this page has since been deleted. As of this writing, the Help Center is back to its previous state. Fortunately, a copy of the rules can still be found at Wayback Machinea website that takes “screenshots” of the Internet for posterity.
According to reports, “Netflix accounts are still shareable, but only within a single household.” Anyone outside your household will not be able to use this account and will be required to create their own account.
The platform will also require users to log into their Netflix account via their family’s Wi-Fi, open the app, and “watch something at least once every 31 days.” Doing so will register your device(s) as “trusted”. It is not known exactly what will happen if you do not log in once a month, but judging by the wording, the implication is that your account will be banned. And if this happens to you, you will have to contact Netflix for help.
Things get a little problematic if you decide to travel. the The rules state that Netflix uses identifying information Such as “IP addresses, device identifiers, and account activity to determine whether a device” is connected to your primary site. But if you’ve been traveling “or living between different places…for an extended period of time” – presumably more than 31 days – your account could be banned. Streamable reports that if you’re on vacation away from home, you can ask Netflix for a temporary access code so you can watch content on the platform for “seven days in a row.”
The amount of devices that can be connected to your account depends on which plan you have. Basic With Ads and Basic plans each support only one device. Standard can be connected to two.
On the other hand, the premium version increases the number of devices users can connect to from four to six, according to Modern advertisement. In addition, Premium members will enjoy more content in spatial audio as the platform expands the feature to over 700 of the most watched titles on Netflix such as Weird things.
different set of rules
Even though Netflix has pulled the US page down, the rules are still there on the platform Costa Rica Help Centerbut they are slightly different.
The Costa Rican action allows Standard and Premium users to add someone who doesn’t live with them to their account in order to An additional $3 per month. Additional members must have their account in the same country as the original account owner. Otherwise, the rules are the same as requiring you to sign in and use the service every 31 days. So if you’re thinking of going to Costa Rica, creating an account, and then leaving, it doesn’t look like Netflix will allow that move.
It is likely that the Costa Rican version of the rules will not extend to the United States or anywhere else outside of Latin America. The platform doesn’t seem ready to introduce anti-password measures to a broader audience. We reached out to Netflix to ask when the new rules will roll out in the US (previously reported in March 2023) and will they be in any way similar to the procedures in Costa Rica? This story will be updated if we hear back.
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