We’ve been hearing echoes for a few months now that Netflix will make account sharing chargeable. Now we know it will happen in April. From this spring, you will no longer be able to share your account for free with people who do not live under the same roof as you. However, members of the same household are spared. Concretely, a single television will be able to house all the Netflix subscriptions of the same house. With regard to mobile devices, computers, tablets and smartphones, Netflix will use geolocation to determine which main household they belong to. As for travel, it will always be possible to access the big red N, as long as you notify that you change homes (even if temporarily). However, the following question arises: will the other members of your household still be able to access the platform if you go on a trip without them? Faced with the rise in popularity of platforms such as HBO, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video or Apple TV, Netflix lost nearly 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2022 compared to 2021, according to Ouest-France. Knowing that today account sharing concerns 100 million households, the American streaming giant is forced to go the second step in order to maintain its place in the market. See also on Konbini After having carried out numerous tests in America of the South, for which members had to pay the equivalent of three euros to add up to two additional members, the director of operations at Netflix announced to AFP that this new system is the best long-term option, despite the fact that they will surely lose many members at first.
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