Can Netflix Survive the Backlash?
What’s next for affected streamers?
What are Netflix’s password sharing rules?
- Netflix states that an account can only be used by family members who share an internet connection. Additional members logging in from other locations can be added for $7.99 per month.
- These restrictions only apply to televisions, not mobile devices. Once you have successfully logged in on a smartphone or tablet, you can stream it from anywhere.
- You can still travel for up to a month without any problems. To avoid being logged out, people must connect to the primary location every 31 days.
- If you are going abroad for more than 31 days or plan to stay abroad, you can change your home address.
- It doesn’t matter which tier you pay for or your reasons for staying away from a primary address. The company does not make exceptions for extraordinary cases such as members who are deployed in the military.
- Netflix mostly uses IP addresses to determine where people are logging in, but it also uses device IDs and account functionality.
- It assumes your home location, but you can manually set your home location from Netflix on TV by going to → Get help. Manage your Netflix family.
- You can only add additional members to the expensive Standard and Premium plans and the number of additional members is limited. (One extra in Standard, two members in Premium.)
- No penalties for sharing, no door-to-door Netflix police. Streamers from secondary locations will be kicked out.