Today is February 22, which means that sharing account in Netflix as we did until now it is no longer possible… or at least that’s how it should have been. Netflix now wants you to pay an extra 5.99 euros per month per guest to your account, but the truth is that the “new” Netflix debuts with problems and many unknowns. Perhaps it is because the video on demand platform is giving users some time to adjust to the new rules of the game or simply because they are experiencing unforeseen difficulties. Be that as it may, there are many subscribers to the streaming service who are making their problems publicly known.
This is the case of the user’s viral tweet Josep Maria Bunyolwho comments that he lives in Barcelona but that the geolocation of Netflix places you in a town in the province of Burgos. Responses to his message are littered with identical cases, with people residing at one end of the country and those Netflix places at the opposite. This is undoubtedly a huge problem for the platform, since geolocation is one of its main tools for determine if the user is illegally sharing their accountthough it also relies on IP addresses, device identifiers, and account activity.
On the other hand, yesterday was the deadline day to configure the main location of our account, but the omission of the action for consecutive days has led us to the situation that today Netflix it does not ask us for the configuration of this feature. Netflix said that if it did not do so, it would be the platform itself that would establish it, but in our case we have not been notified of anything about it. Some users, as reported from xatakathey are even getting an error message that allows them to request seven days of temporary access by understanding the service that is away from home. Many unanswered questions and many doubts about a system already officially established but that does not generate guarantees for anyone.