Netflix’s Password Sharing Policy Will Soon Land To US, Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Netflix’s Password Sharing Policy Will Soon Land To US, Here’s Everything You Need To Know

When it comes to OTT platforms, Netflix has always been a hot talk. However, it appears in the headlines of every other news nowadays. And it’s probably because of its new terms and conditions pertaining to the password sharing system. Well, we have all been notorious at some point in our life. Especially when we get to use something as precious as the streaming giant entirely free of cost. For many years Netflix allowed us to share someone else’s password and stream its exclusive content without paying a dollar. However, in March 2022, it felt a need to stop this illicit activity.

The streaming giant introduced new terms and conditions that changed the history of Netflix’s password-sharing process. Now Netflix can charge an extra fee for each home that’s being used beyond the main account holder’s residence. This is to stop the users who take free benefits without the consent of the main person. An earlier test of their new password sharing policy made users in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru pay an additional fee for extra members in their plans. Now as we hear it, the streaming giant has targeted parts of Latin America for this test.

What will the Netflix password-sharing policy look like in the US?

Although the streaming giant will go into greater detail about its policy after the release of its latest quarterly earnings results. We expect the results to be really tough because of the estimated 2 million subscribership loss. In the meantime, Netflix disclosed the new password-sharing test in five Latin American nations prior to that revelation. It will happen in Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. And it builds on a three-country password-sharing test that we already knew about.

Here’s how the Netflix help page for users in Honduras explains what’s about to happen.

“As of July 18, 2022, your Netflix account includes one home. A home is a physical location — like your house — where you can use your Netflix on any of your devices, and the number of devices you can watch on at the same time depends on your plan. Beginning August 22, 2022, to use your Netflix account in additional homes, we will ask if you want to add a home for an additional fee per month. We will not automatically add a home and charge the extra fee.”

As part of this new framework, Netflix says it’s fine for members of a household to watch Netflix on a laptop or mobile device while traveling. However, “you can watch Netflix on a TV outside your home for up to 2 weeks as long as your account has not been previously used in that location. This is allowed once per location per year.”

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