Netflix launches another ‘little gift’ after revealing how it will prevent account sharing

Netflix’s premium subscription has incorporated spatial audio playback to deliver higher and more immersive sound quality, and has expanded to six different devices where content can be downloaded for offline viewing.

Netflix offers in the premium subscription a video quality that it describes as “exceptional”, with support for 4K, HDR and Dolby Atmos. And from this Wednesday, the sound quality improves with the incorporation of spatial audio.

Spatial audio “offers a surround cinematic sound experience on any device without the need for additional equipment,” they point out from the platform on the news page. This novelty is available in more than 700 titles, including Stranger Things, Wednesday and Knives Out: Glass Onion.

Likewise, Netflix has expanded the number of devices on which users can download series and movies to watch them later offline. Members of the premium subscription will be able to access this function on up to six computers, compared to the four that the platform allowed.

The Netflix app has had several updates. – Photo: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett

This is how Netflix will prevent account sharing

Recently, Netflix has clarified what its new conditions of use of shared accounts are and has indicated that it will block those that do not register activity after 31 days of the last connection in that place.

The company has been anticipating a change in the use of shared accounts for months, since it seeks to limit those of users who do not live in the same household, since it is common for some of them to share them with friends outside the family nucleus.

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So much so that in August of last year began testing charging an extra fee for connecting outside the home from a TV. Initially, he launched it in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru.

Already in October, during the conference on the financial results of the third quarter, he confirmed the plans to take this additional charge to more countries in 2023. An idea that he has reiterated in the framework of the results corresponding to the first quarter of this year and that also becomes one of the pillars of its growth.

To check that the connection to the platform is made from the same place, Netflix uses IP address, device identifiers and account activity itself. In this way, it is able to know if the account holder’s home Internet connection is being used.

Netflix is ​​adjusting its changes to prevent account sharing. – Photo: AFP

The platform has recently modified the frequently asked questions (F&Q) section of the three countries in which it has implemented additional fees and has detailed the way in which it will manage account sharing.

Netflix has now pointed out that to ensure devices are associated with a primary locationusers have to connect with a certain frequency to the home WiFi and open Netflixeither the web version of the platform or the application for mobile devices.

The company has determined that this registration must be done at least once every 31 days from the main location of the platform subscriber. If not, it suggests that you will block the account that has not had this activity with this connection.

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On the other hand, he explained that when someone logs into your account from a device that is not part of your original location they may also not be able to play Netflix.

If the company finally blocks its service on the device and the user is away from home (because they are traveling, for example), a temporary code must be requested to access the platform for seven days.

In this photo illustration a Netflix logo seen displayed on a smartphone.  (Photo Illustration by Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Netflix is ​​exploring new alternatives to earn more money and prevent account sharing. – Photo: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett

Netflix has not indicated what is the procedure to carry out once this period of time has passed for longer stays outside the home or the times that this code can be requested to access the platform.

*With information from Europa Press

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