According to Uol, Netflix in the United States has already started testing mechanisms to avoid sharing passwords among platform subscribers.
This week, several users received notifications on the home screen regarding account sharing rules.
Some of them posted images on social media showing the warning, which appears right after the access with the following message:
“If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you must have your own account to continue watching.”
In other words, only subscribers who live in the same house can share an account.
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A spokesperson for Netflix in the United States told The Streamable that:
“This test is to ensure that users of Netflix accounts are allowed to do so. All content viewed through our service is for your personal, non-commercial use. We point out that accounts cannot be shared with people outside of your home. “
Not yet, this is not how Netflix intends to control sharing, but everything indicates that every registered user will eventually be tracked through their IP addresses (a number assigned to devices connected to the Internet).
Even if a password is shared by users who do not reside in the same house, the catalog can only be accessed through the IP registered on the platform’s website.
Remember that this is only a guess and the strategy is still in the testing phase.
In addition, Netflix programmers will also need to be aware of access through smartphones, as there is no way to control whether the cell phone is owned by residents of the same house.
And this is not the only strategy planned for the coming months
Earlier this year, Netflix announced it would release one original production per week and, for now, has kept its promise.
Perhaps the reason for their steady progress has been revealed in recent days: the growth of streaming platforms across the globe.
After all, with the launch of Amazon Prime Video and Disney +, some of their titles were phased out because they were owned by other companies. In March, the service lost nearly eighty productions, such as “The Godfather” and “The House of Wax”, with the announcement of the recent Paramount +. And now more works will come out of your catalog.
HBO Max, previously exclusive to the United States and other countries in the northern hemisphere, will arrive nationwide in June and lead to a huge drop in the titles available on Netflix – in other words, anyone belonging to the brands. following: HBO, Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, Cartoon Network, Looney Tunes Cartoons, TNT, TBS, truTV and Adult Swim. Do you plan to subscribe to HBO Max to watch these titles?
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