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Netflix explains its measures to combat account sharing

What happens when you try to use Netflix in travel give one different placelike a summer residence? Netflix has published a FAQ in which he explains how he intends to fight account sharing. Let’s find out all the details together.

Netflix and the Account Sharing FAQ

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Because the subscription growth to streaming started to cool down over the course of the quarter Netflix will take measures to prevent subscribers from sharing their account with people outside the family.

These measures to limit the sharing of accounts have aroused concerns among Netflix users, who fear that their normal use of the streaming platform may be compromised in some way. In fact, this new measure will cause some difficulties for users.

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Netflix stated that will establish a primary position for your account based on IP addressesgarlic Device IDsall’account activity and to other factors. On any device you need to watch something at least once every 31 days to prevent it from being blocked.

If it is while traveling or away from homeit is necessary request a temporary code per extend access for 7 days. It is not clear how many codes can be requested in succession.

The company has previously said that the screenshots will inform the user and that users will be able to transfer an existing user profile to a newly created account. In some countries, Netflix will allow users to pay extra to share an account with people outside your household, but apparently this option it will not be used globally.

The Netflix FAQ

  • Who can use a Netflix account:
    • All members of your household (those who live with you in the your head office) can use your Netflix account. To make sure your devices are paired with your main office, connect to your main office Wi-Fi, open the Netflix app or website and watch something at least once every 31 days.
  • Sharing Netflix with someone who doesn’t live with you:
    • People who are not part of your household will have to use it your account to watch Netflix. Devices that are not part of your main office they may be blocked to watch Netflix. It’s easy to sign up for Netflix and we offer a variety of plans. As always, members can switch plans or cancel at any time.
  • Unblock a device (outside the main office):
    • When someone accesses your account from a device that is not part of your main office, that device may be blocked to watch Netflix. If your device has been locked, you can choose from the following options:
    • If you are travelling, request a temporary code allowing access to Netflix for 7 consecutive days.
    • If you are not part of the account owner’s household, register a new Netflix account.

When opening a new account or adding another member, the members can transfer a profile from an existing accountincluding recommendations, watch history, My Playlist, saved games, settings, and more.

If someone is using your account without your permissionwe recommend that you check the recently active devices for your account and of sign out of all unknown devices. We also recommend that you reset your password immediately.

  • Stop blocking devices:
    • To ensure uninterrupted access to Netflix, connect to Wi-Fi network of your main officeopen the Netflix app or website and watch something at least once every 31 days. This creates a reliable device that allows you to watch Netflix even when you are away from the main office.
  • Watching Netflix on the go or from another location:
    • If you are traveling or live in a different place, you can continue to enjoy Netflix.
    • If you are away from your main office for an extended period of time, your device may be blocked from watching Netflix. You can request a temporary access code to continue watching.
  • How Netflix detects devices within a primary location:
    • We use information such as IP addressesthe Device IDs and account activity to determine if a device connected to your account is connected to yours primary location.
  • How many devices can watch simultaneously:
    • Each plan determines how many devices can play Netflix at the same time, as long as those devices belong to people in the same household. For more details, see the plans and prices.
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