Netflix may charge $2.99 ​​per additional Home To Curb password share

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In an effort to curb password sharing, Netflix is ​​testing a new “add a home” feature for an additional fee per month for customers who want to use the video streaming service on a device outside their primary residence.

The feature is currently being tested in five different Latin American countries: Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic.

“For the past 15 years, we have worked hard to build a streaming service that is easy to use, including for people who travel or live together. It’s great that our members love Netflix movies and TV shows so much that they want to share them more widely,” the popular video streaming giant said in a blog post.

“But widespread account sharing between households is undermining our ability to invest in and improve our service over the long term.”

According to the company, every Netflix account — whatever your plan — will contain one home where you can enjoy Netflix on any device. You can watch Netflix on a TV outside your home for up to 2 weeks, as long as your account has not been used in that location before. This is allowed once per location per year.

If the company finds out that the Netflix member has been using the streaming service on a TV or other device in a location outside of their primary residence for more than two weeks, Netflix will ask the user to “buy” an additional household.

To use your Netflix account in additional homes, you have to pay extra (219 pesos per month per home in Argentina / $2.99 ​​per month per home in the Dominican Republic / $2.99 ​​per month per home in Honduras / $ 2.99 per month per property in El Salvador / $2.99 ​​per month per property in Guatemala).

Furthermore, members with the Basic subscription can add one extra home, Standard up to two extra and Premium up to three extra. Users can watch Netflix outside their home on their tablet, laptop or mobile, even while traveling. The account owner can also control how it is used and remove homes from the account settings page at any time.

“We value our members and recognize that they have many entertainment choices. That’s why we work hard to make great TV shows and movies and think about how we charge for multi-home use. We will not make changes in other countries until we better understand what is easiest for our members,” the blog post concluded.

The new “add a house” feature, according to Netflix’s support page in Honduras, will launch on August 22, 2022.

Netflix began testing a similar feature called “add additional member” in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru in March 2022 to curb password sharing. This feature requires users to pay extra for adding new members to a Netflix account using individual credentials associated with the primary account.

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