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Netflix clients should now pay 4 euros a month to share their account

It is official, the cost for sharing a Netflix account has lastly arrived within the Netherlands. As of this week, anybody who needs to share their Netflix password with mates or household must pay a further 4 euros a month on high of their commonplace subscription.

Sharing Dutch Netflix accounts now prices 4 euros a month

This week, Netflix clients within the Netherlands who share their account with somebody exterior their family (i.e. somebody residing at a unique handle) obtained an e-mail letting them know they’ll now face a further cost for password sharing.

“Your Netflix account is for you and the folks you reside with – your family,” the e-mail learn. Prospects who wish to proceed to share their account with others are given two choices: they’ll both switch a profile (and all of the profile information and watch historical past) to a brand new membership, or they’ll “purchase an additional member” for a further 3,99 euros a month.

Netflix clamping down on cross-household account sharing

Earlier this yr, the American streaming service – which has places of work throughout the globe, together with in Amsterdam – reported that 100 million of its 220 million subscribers share their account with somebody exterior of their family, resulting in Netflix lacking out on a minimum of half a billion euros in additional turnover each month. So as to discourage this, the corporate introduced earlier this yr that it might be saying a brand new cost for these wishing to share passwords.

Netflix will use consumer IP addresses, account exercise and system IDs with a view to monitor account utilization. If an account is commonly accessed from a unique location, the consumer might be notified that it’s not a part of the Netflix family and viewing might be blocked.

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