For several months now, Netflix has started doing its best to get people to stop sharing their accounts at all costs. And after testing in various parts of the world, it seems that the new measures will become official very, very soon.
According to a report by The Wall Street Journal (via Screen Rant), plan is already preparing its plan to prevent users from sharing passwords, which will take effect in 2023. Apparently so far, what the company is doing is detecting the locations of the IPs that are accessing an account, to compare it with the IP of the one who uses the main profile (who is the one who makes the monthly payment). In case it is noticed that the address is different, the primary user can add external profiles to his account, although in the case of the tests, a fee had to be paid to add those extra profiles.
Until now it is not known if Netflix will follow exactly the same model that it has used to avoid account sharing in its testing stage, because it is obviously not having a great acceptance by the user base. However, it should be remembered that the company is increasingly facing competition from other streaming services. Preventing people from sharing their passwords, at least on paper, would increase the number of subscriptions. Now we just have to wait to see how the community reacts when, now, it is forced to make a decision.
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