Netflix finally put on the cap and definitively prohibited the possibility of sharing accounts. We tell you all the details and what options there are to avoid overpaying on this streaming platform.
After a back and forth that made several subscribers decide to go to another platform, Netflix finally confirmed that it will not allow accounts to be shared outside the same household. This decision will affect users in Mexico, Colombia and Argentina who are sharing an account with people who do not live under the same roof.
Netflix is adamant that people who are not part of your household have to sign up to have their own account. For the platform, a home is the set of devices connected to the internet network of the main location where you view the content. This can be set up using a TV. All other devices, as long as they are connected to the same internet network as the TV, will automatically be part of your Home.
As Netflix detect devices that are part of a home? With information such as IP addresses, device IDs, and account activity. In this way, the service determines if a device that logged in to your account is part of your household with Netflix.
Now, once you already have your account connected to Wi-Fi at your main location, the platform pointed out that you will be asked to open the application (at least) once every 31 days. In this way, they will verify your connection and recognize the devices as “trusted”. What happens if you’re traveling and you can’t or you forget to enter your account within that period? Netflix clarified that you can block the device in use.
But rest assured, if you are on vacation and want to use your account Netflix, the platform clarified that they can use them without problems. In 2022, when they first announced that they would not allow account sharing, they had said that we would be able to use our account from a tablet, laptop or cell phone. If we want to do it from any TV, we will be able to use it for two weeks, as long as the account has not been previously used in that location. This may be done once per location per year.
Starting with this update, accounts opened in homes other than the account owner will have a notice for you to decide how to continue with the membership. One of the profiles created will keep the “home account”, while the rest (who have your account but do not live at home) will have two options:
–Transfer a profile: members who do not live under the same roof as the “household account” can transfer their profile to a new account. This way your recommendations, watch history, My List, game saves, settings, and more will seamlessly carry over to your new account. What about the payment? The member would leave the original membership and pay on their own.
–Add an extra member: Instead of removing the profile of the user who does not live in your home, you can pay extra to add them as an extra member, precisely. They will have their own account and password, but membership is paid for by the person who invited them to share their account. Netflix. The plan you have will determine the number of member seats you can add.
For example, if we have the Standard Plan (from ARS 1699 per month, without taxes) we will be able to add only one extra member, while with the Premium (from ARS 2399 per month, without taxes) two. For each member you have to pay ARS 699 per month. He Plan Essential (from ARS 999 per month, without taxes) does not include the possibility of adding extra members.
Remember that to calculate the price of plans of Netflix In Argentina, the following taxes must be added: 21% VAT, 8% PAIS tax and 45% Tax for foreign currency purchase operations.