Soon you won’t be able to watch all of your favorite series with your mom, brother, best friend, amiable ex, or absent-minded pal (choose as appropriate) since Netflix’s rule is law. It has, however, presented a different option.
For those who don’t know why this is big news…
Netflix, Inc. is an American production business and subscription-based over-the-top streaming service with headquarters in Los Gatos, California.
It was established in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California, and provides a library of movies and TV shows through distribution agreements in addition to its own works, dubbed Netflix Originals.
Netflix is accessible everywhere except for Mainland China, Syria, North Korea, and Russia.
As of January 2023, it had more than 230 million subscribers worldwide, including 74.3 million in the United States and Canada, 76.7 million in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, 41.7 million in Latin America, and 38 million in the Asia-Pacific region.
As a member of the Motion Picture Association of America, Netflix has played a significant role in the distribution of independent films.
The list of Netflix-compatible devices includes smart TVs, set-top boxes connected to televisions, tablet computers, smartphones, digital media players, Blu-ray players, video game consoles, and virtual reality headsets.
Netflix can be accessed via web browsers or application software installed on these devices. It may be found in 4K resolution. The business offered DVD and Blu-ray rental services in the US, with each disc being sent out separately by USPS from local warehouses.
Well, this is game-changing
Don’t worry about being spoiled for Wednesday’s second season on Netflix because account sharing is still a possibility.
It believes that this shift will affect over 100 million individuals, yet it is not eager to risk losing their business. In order to share an account with the aforementioned relative, friend, or relationship, the streaming provider will now demand payment.
After that, you may watch whenever and anywhere you want, but just for a certain amount of time.
According to The Streamable, users who share an account are required to open the Netflix app or website, connect to the Wi-Fi at the account holder’s primary location, and view a movie or show at least once every 31 days.
You will be prevented from accessing Netflix if you login into the account from a location other than the default one. But if, for instance, you want to watch Alice in Borderland on the bus, you may ask for a temporary code that will give you access to the account for seven straight days.
People who wish to share an account but reside in a completely different area code from the principal individual will find this less than handy. What if a month passes while you’re obliviously viewing something else on Disney+ or Amazon Prime?
One remarked, “[Netflix] appears to have forgotten that college students exist. Not exactly a group that’s [known] for having plenty of free time or visiting family frequently.”
Guess I’ll be canceling my subscription then since I pay for some streaming services just to give them to my parents, who are in their 70s and 80s and are pensioners, so they can watch for free at a time when living expenses are rising and many retirees are experiencing homelessness.
Nice move, Netflix. Although it seems like things is going wrong, when Netflix delivers its quarterly reports later in the year, it will be too late.
Anyway, it doesn’t matter whether you’re from Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, Asia or the US, since this affects worldwide conditions. Even if you open your laptop and go to Social Media and Twitter, it will hardly affect anything.