Netflix is not bluffing, it wants to increase its income to get out of the pothole it is in and continues to explore new measures to do so. On this occasion it was found that Netflix starts charging an extra to users who use Netflix in multiple homesafter their first experiment, carried out in smaller markets such as Peru, Chile and Costa Rica, did not work as planned.
This new measure once again has as a scenario Latin Americawhich is apparently becoming the Netflix’s main test lab to see how you can get more money from your subscribers. Users who want to use the streaming service at another address will have to pay an extra charge on their subscription.
The countries chosen are five: Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.. This new payment method will send a notification to those users who use an account outside their main address for two weeks. In theory, this will not affect mobile devices (smartphones, tablets or laptops), nor people who are on vacation, one of the reasons why their previous attempt to include an extra for users has not caught on.
The price of this new charge to Netflix subscribers varies by country. In Argentina it will be 219 pesos (1.66 euros), while in the other four countries it will be 2.99 dollars (2.92 euros at current exchange rates). The reactions of users in these countries to this new measure are again being negative, warning many of them through social networks of the possibility of unsubscribing from the service.
When do Netflix changes to prevent account sharing?
How will the new Netflix service with the extra to its users?
Each Netflix account will allow access from one home, from which the usual devices found in it can access. If a user wants to add a different house (second home, a friend’s or relative’s house, etc.), he will have to pay the extra.
Users who have contracted the Basic Netflix plan will be able to add an extra house, while those of the Standard plan will have the possibility of adding two. Users with a Premium subscription, the most expensive, will be able to add up to three different houses to the usual.
Netflix will monitor the IP addresses and IDs of each device, as well as account activity, to prevent users from improperly sharing their accounts and passwords. The platform also reported that it will ask its subscribers if they want to add an extra house and will not add them automatically.
In the case of users who travel on vacation, will be able to continue using their Netflix subscription as normal… for a certain period of time. Those who are away for more than two weeks may find it difficult to watch their favorite series and movies (and video games too) when they are not at home.
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