Netflix tests new features to stop multi-device password sharing. The company has been against this password sharing and making updates to block it lately. Today, Netflix announced a new feature called “add a home.” Here are the details.
Netflix wants you to pay for “add a home” feature to share password
Next month, Netflix will launch this testing feature in Argentina, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. In these regions, users will have to buy an additional home to watch Netflix on different devices outside the home. If they use an account on a TV outside their primary house for over two weeks, they will not be able to watch movies and series unless they pay to add a home feature.
Netflix’s price policy in different countries also applies to this feature. With this password-sharing feature, each home will cost an extra $1.17 US per month in Argentina and $2.99 US per month in the other test regions. Well, how will the company detect users watching it outside the home?
How Netflix detects homes?
According to Netflix’s official explanations, The streaming service will use IP, ID, and activity to detect TVs outside the home. Let’s check what Netflix announced.
We use information such as IP addresses, device IDs, and account activity. If you are using a device within your included home and still see a message that says that too many homes are using your account, you can:
- Make sure that the device is connected to the same Internet connection as the other devices in the home.
- Make sure that the device is not connected to a VPN, proxy, or any unblocker service.
The number of homes users can add also changes according to the type of Netflix subscription. For example, Basic plan members will be able to add one extra home, Standard Plan members up to two different, and Netflix Premium membership owners will be able to add three extra. Users will not welcome this feature after the company’s ad-supported subscription announcement.