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Netflix hasn’t confirmed its plans to stop password sharing just yet

Based on information from a report published by Netflix's support page, streamable appeared to confirm details of how it would roll out the anti-password sharing features the and elsewhere. However, Netflix has yet to announce details of its plan or what it might look like when it rolls out more widely this year.

Netflix spokeswoman Kumiko Hidaka said in a statement streamable And ledge That “for a short time on Tuesday, a Help Center article containing information applicable only to Chile, Costa Rica and Peru went live in other countries. We've since updated it.

We already know Netflix is ​​planning Roll out password sharing more widely within the coming months. Netflix is ​​testing the program Customers in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru since the beginning of last yearwhere it began requiring users to pay extra for additional users located outside the customer's primary home.

In its report, streamable cite this netflix help center page as its source of information. However, the information included in the article for US customers – and visible on an internet archive page Captured yesterday — does not match the listing listed today. Right now, that information is only available on pages for Central and South American test countries.

Hidaka explained in an emailed statement ledge That seen text applies where Netflix launched its “Extra Members” offering in March in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru, but not in the US or other countries where it isn't available. As far as what else has been confirmed so far, she pointed to Netflix's earnings statement from January, saying that “later in Q1, we expect to begin rolling out paid sharing more broadly.” “

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The rules on the archived page (and pages for additional member-enabled countries) state that only people located in your primary home can use a single Netflix subscription. In order for multiple devices to use the same subscription, Netflix says you must be “connected to Wi-Fi at your primary location, open the Netflix or website, and at least once every 31 days.” Gotta see”. Household members use to watch Netflix to circumvent device blocks on “trusted devices,” which you can use anywhere.

The archived support page says that Netflix may block a device “that is not part of your primary location.”
Image: Internet Archive / Netflix

US-focused page We Can Access Today states that “people who don't live in your household will need to use their own account to watch Netflix.” This page is opposite Costa Rica, ChileAnd Peru, which says you must add an additional member for anyone who uses your membership outside of your household. It also adds that it will use your IP address, device ID, and account activity to determine when someone else is using your account.

Similarly, Currently Available in the US The support page about what Netflix considers “domestic” is very different from those pages Costa Rica, ChileAnd Peru, On the US page, the company describes its idea of ​​a household only as “people who live in the same location as the account owner.” Meanwhile, pages for three South and Central American countries provide more details on how to change your primary home, sign out of accounts on devices in different locations, or what causes a device to be blocked. Could

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Here's a glimpse of what you can expect when Netflix's crackdown on password sharing goes into effect globally and what kind of headache it could bring for those who just need to watch from multiple locations or those who Who prefer to use VPN inside the privacy of their .

But when it comes to how Netflix will try Push users in the US or other countries to buy sub-accounts for all the exes, cousins, former roommates and complete strangers who hitch a ride on our streaming accounts, unwilling to tell.

Update February 2nd, 3:37PM ET: Added statement from Netflix regarding update to support pages.

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