After several years of speculation on this topic, Netflix officials have confirmed that the additional charging of those who share their password with friends or family outside the home also reaches Romania. You will pay extra if someone else uses your account.
Netflix announced some time ago that it was starting a fight against those who share their account with people who do not live in the same house. Whether we’re talking about friends or family members, you’ll either pay extra to continue this behavior or accept the fact that you’ll only be able to use your account at home and possibly at a hotel when you’re away. In any case, the phenomenon of “password sharing” will cease when it comes to the most popular streaming service.
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“One Netflix account is intended for use by a single household. All people who live there can use Netflix wherever they are (at home, on the go, on vacation) and benefit from new features such as Profile Transfer and Access and Device Management,” company officials pointed out in a statement published on Tuesday evening on its website, announcing that all its users will be informed of this from today.
If you want to turn a profile inside your Netflix account into a separate account, you’ll have this option so that someone you’ve shared your password with doesn’t lose their watch history and personalized recommendations. This will be possible through the “Transfer a profile” function. If you decide to continue sharing your Netflix account and password with your parents or close friends, you will be able to do so via the button “Buy an extra subscriber” for the price of 2.99 euros/month.
The new feature of charging those who use your account outside your home has already been introduced in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain, but the prices in those territories are higher than in Romania.
“We use information such as IP addresses, device IDs, and account activity to determine whether a device signed into your account is part of your Netflix household. We do not collect GPS data to try to determine the exact physical location of your devices,” the American streaming platform explains when it comes to deciding whether or not to share your account. “If a Netflix household has not been established, we will attempt to establish one automatically based on IP addresses, device IDs, and account activity,” Netflix added.
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