Netflix Prohibits Account Sharing Without Payment
After much anticipation, Netflix has finally implemented the restriction on account sharing without payment. The new measure has been rolled out in Canada, Spain, New Zealand, and Portugal, with plans to extend it to other countries. As per a recent press release by Netflix, “We have always made it easier for people who live under the same roof to share from your Netflix account with features like profiles and multi-screen viewing. However, now there are more than 100 million households that share their accounts, which reduces our ability to invest in the creation of great stories, told with series and movies of the highest quality.”
Netflix’s detection system for account sharing is pretty straightforward. The account owner must update their location on the platform so Netflix can verify it. In this guide, we’ll take you through the process step-by-step.
What if I Travel and Want to Use My Netflix Account?
If you’re traveling and want to watch Netflix, there’s no cause for alarm. The new measures will be applied gradually, and it may take some time to reach all users. First and foremost, you must update your Netflix account by adding your location so that Netflix knows your primary residence. Netflix allows you to access its catalog on personal devices while traveling, including other television sets such as those in hotel rooms or vacation rentals.
In case you face any difficulties accessing your account, or if Netflix detects unauthorized access on your account, they will send you an email or an SMS to verify your identity. You can easily confirm your identity and gain normal access to your account. Additionally, if you’re away from home for more than 30 days, Netflix’s catalog will be limited to that of the country you’re currently in, so you might not have access to your usual content playlist.
In conclusion, Netflix has implemented new measures to prohibit account sharing without payment. While this may affect some users upon signing up, it’s an acceptable measure that will help Netflix invest in creating better-quality content. Users who travel can still enjoy their Netflix subscriptions without any issues, provided they update their location. In case of any complications, verification steps are in place to ensure that only authorized users access their Netflix account.