Netflix officially ends password sharing: Following previous crackdowns on sharers, there have been ongoing rumors that Netflix intends to completely remove password sharing. However, the streaming company has been hesitant to make larger steps in the past owing to concerns about alienating consumers. That will be changing in 2023. Netflix has now announced that it will permanently prohibit password sharing next year, owing to membership losses. This means that everyone who wants to watch Netflix will have to pay for it.
Netflix officially ends password sharing
According to Netflix, over 100 million users use passwords acquired from friends and relatives to access the site. This practice will come to an end in 2023 when the corporation will require individuals to pay for sharing accounts. Netflix has already begun experimenting with extra costs for password exchanges in some countries, costing an additional $3. In these nations, the real subscriber must submit a verification code to anybody outside the family who want to access the account.
Following the mega-boom that accompanied Netflix’s protracted COVID months, the streaming giant has had a rocky year thus far. The platform had to deal with a massive subscriber outflow in the first quarter of 2022, due in part to fewer individuals spending time at home. Since then, the corporation has been considering strategies that might help it increase its subscriber base once more. One of the strategies mentioned was the discontinuation of the password-sharing option.
Though it’s unknown how much the streamer wants to charge for shared accounts, Netflix’s final purpose is evident to all. Because the password-sharing function is no longer free, all users will have to pay extra or have their own membership plan, with the cheapest one starting at $6.99/month. It remains to be seen whether this plan or the streamer’s other plans will work in the long run; however, the streamer may have to maintain a delicate balance with its new measures so as not to alienate a further number of its subscriber base; however, given the number of brilliant shows on offer, such as Stranger Things and Wednesday, the decision could prove to be a genius idea.
Netflix has already unveiled a new function for its subscribers. Profile Transmit is a tool that lets users using their friends’ Netflix accounts to transfer their profile data such as customized recommendations, watching activity, My List, and some other preferences. To put it another way, if you do not currently have a Netflix subscription but are now watching Netflix media through a profile on a different account, you will be able to take your Netflix data over when you register with your own account.
Netflix’s intention behind this move is apparent; the streaming platform is keen to increase subscribers. As with their ad-supported membership tier, Netflix’s crackdown on password distribution is an attempt to entice new customers rather than rely on the ones they already have who invite friends and family to join them.
They anticipate that by restricting who may continuously access Netflix accounts outside the house, people who earlier did not subscribe will be compelled to subscribe to the platform. Netflix has announced that the new ‘add a home’ function, which allows customers to view movies through one household included on any device and plan, will be available in 2023.
It is unclear what Netflix will implement in the new year to detect users who share accounts, but the platform currently collects data such as location and account activity, which will presumably be used to detect shared accounts. It is yet to be seen if the decision would profit Netflix or just promote cancellations.
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1. How can I use Netflix for free?
Netflix does not offer a free subscription plan or a free trial plan. The user has to pick a plan of their choice from the listed menu. But you are free to choose a subscription plan from the given list and share the password with your friends and family as of now but this can be changed in 2023 as Netflix is planning to end password sharing.
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