Netflix’s New policiesThe rules for password sharing will be in effect from 2023. As more people learn about them, the frustrations of users are growing. This new system was implemented by the streaming giant earlier this year, after it had its first fiscal quarter with no new subscribers. Some subscribers claim they will no longer be interested in streaming after the new rule goes into effect.
Netflix has adopted its new policy “homes”It has implemented the system in other countries and plans to launch it in the United States in 2023. It uses data collected by internet service providers to identify when accounts are being used out of one home. Soon, it will offer the possibility to add another account. “home”You can add to your account for a fee that is less than the entire cost of a subscription. Account sharers are able to continue as they are, while generous family members and friends can continue to add loved ones to their queues.
This model is already in place in Argentina, Dominican Republic and El Salvador. Customers pay an additional $2.00 per residence. Many customers feel this is a scam, as account sharing is now standard and free of charge. We take a look at some of the responses to this announcement.
Too Much Trouble
so netflix is killing password sharing and the crazy part is, i would rather just not have access to netflix than deal with device verification and sending my buddy who’s the “account holder”$2.99 each month lmao
— baron agatha belova/he who remains stan (@lord_anarchy) October 23, 2022
The day @netflixIt attempts to penalize people sharing passwords. I am the day it is cancelled
— Fat Uncle (@themrd81) October 19, 2022
Many users felt that the new model was too complicated for them. They decided to not subscribe to Netflix and not feel the need to send a few dollars a month to their friends.
Wait, streaming to any additional IP for longer than 2 weeks would earn you more money. Wtf.
How about long hospital stays? Deployments? Phones? Children at college? Streaming at Work? Vacations? Babysitters? Hassling customers isn’t a good look.
— Kelley Marie 🖤 (@industrial_baby) October 20, 2022
This model could also be used in situations like long travels and hospitalizations. Even users didn’t share their passwords, they could see trouble.
Netflix in 2017: Love means sharing a password.
Netflix 2022: You will be charged $3 for each password you share.
Netflix is a fake. https://t.co/ihyCyVadhk
— EJ (@FulaniDude) October 19, 2022
It is hilarious that netflix used password-sharing as part of its marketing strategy, and now they want to outlaw it.
— Carl Marks (@bornposting) October 23, 2022
Many people noticed that Netflix had once tweeted the catchphrase. “Love is sharing a password.”
Netflix claims they have lost subscribers due to “password sharing” is the funniest thing i’ve ever heard. like no babe, you lost subscribers because you remove any series/movie that’s actually worth watching
— Allison Manning (@_allisonmanning) October 18, 2022
Someone has to tell. @netflix they lost customers because they kept raising the price & canceling the good shows after 1 season, not password sharing. I pay for 4 screens & I live in 2 cities plus travel a lot for work so now I gotta pay extra? This is going to be a terrible show.
— Dr. Cosha_Pickles Esq. Pre-PhD (@CoshaPickles) October 23, 2022
Netflix’s many cancelled series fans suggested that they should have emphasized quality content over micromanaging their users.
Netflix will not crack down on password sharing before people realize that there are many other ways to access content.
— Shubham Ganu (@shubhamganu) October 23, 2022
News: “Netflix Will No Longer Allow You To Share Passwords”
— 🎃The PS1 startup sound as a Pumpkin Spice Lesbian (@janusrose) October 22, 2022
Some were concerned that Netflix’s new policy might encourage people back to piracy.
Netflix will charge for password sharing by 2023
Predictions for the end of friendships and families.
— Dan Regan (@Social_Mime) October 21, 2022
Users laughed about the strain it had on their friendships, and relationships since the password sharing rule was in effect.
Netflix may start charging you for every profile that contains your password. These companies are just too much for our business. Talking about tracking locations of the different logins to determine if it’s in your house or not. This is a shitstorm.
— I appreciate you. (@DeeLaSheeArt) October 23, 2022
Many users expressed concern about their privacy after this announcement. It also highlights the fact that Netflix tracks users’ geographic location among other data. They believed this was an alarming way to report bad news.