Netflix informs us about its paid password sharing plans. It introduces new ‘add home’ feature in five countries
Netflix is testing an “add home” feature for paid password and account sharing.
It will charge members $2.99 to add an additional streaming homepage to their accounts.
Members can use their accounts in other houses without paying extra for two weeks.
Back in April, Netflix made it clear that it wanted password. And also account sharing to be paid. Now, the streaming platform has an update on how it plans to implement paid sharing.
Add another member
In March, Netflix tested a feature called “add another member” in select countries. Members were charged extra to add sub-accounts for people. And they don’t live with. The service is now experimenting with an alternative “add home” feature in Argentina, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Each Netflix account will contain one household where people can stream content. In order to watch Netflix in other households, users will have to pay an additional $2.99 per month. If they use the account for more than two weeks away from their primary residence.
Netflix Basic plan members will be able to add one extra household. Standard up to two extra, and Premium up to three extra.
The service will make an exception when you are traveling. Also the Users can use the service outside their home on their tablets, laptops or mobile phones.
Members in countries where the new “add home” feature is launched. It will be notified via email and on it.
“Today’s widespread sharing of accounts between households undermines our long-term ability to invest in and improve our services”. It wrote in a press release.
With the service testing different methods of paid password and account sharing. It won’t be long before Netflix subscribers around the world are affected. Because the platform is also testing cheaper ad-supported plans in an effort to boost revenue.