New Netflix policy. They are cracking down on password sharing

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I read an article today about how Netflix is going to start cracking down on password sharing in an attempt to increase their prescriber base. I do not know exactly when this starts, but it could already be underway. I dont have a way to test it myself right now. I am concerned about it because I will have two daughters off at college this coming academic year and then another 3 years. I chatted with a tech online today and I can share this information with you.

"But before moving from your Home they will need to connect Mobile device to home wifi then sign in to your Netflix account and play any movie for 2 minutes once they are done they can use these devices as usual even when they are away from home.
Chiluveri Netflix
When they move to college they will need to use the same mobile by connecting to college internet and sign in to your Netflix account to stream any movie for 2 minutes.So that Netflix will detect this streaming is secure on both internet connections.
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As the second internet connection is now detected to be safe and used with account owner consent all other devices along with TV/TV connected devices can also be used to stream Netflix as usual.

As they travel frequently to college,they will need to perform these steps once within every 31 days to get uninterrupted streaming."

So a bit of a hassle, and if your kids are going to not be able to visit home every 31 days, they will lose their streaming privileges.
 
As they travel frequently to college,they will need to perform these steps once within every 31 days to get uninterrupted streaming."

So a bit of a hassle, and if your kids are going to not be able to visit home every 31 days, they will lose their streaming privileges.

Once again, it becomes too hard.

And we all know what happens when a paid service is too hard or not as good as the free service on Usenet.

You'd think they would understand.
 
Once again, it becomes too hard.

And we all know what happens when a paid service is too hard or not as good as the free service on Usenet.

You'd think they would understand.
Yeah, if my kids end up not being able to use it when they want to, I may just drop it completely. We pay I think $25/month.
I'm not sure they'll make it home here once a month to renew their availability. If they don't come home every 31 days then they won't be able to watch.
 
We have so many other streaming services that I can get along just fine without Netflix. I have so many shows I want to watch that I'll probably never be able to watch it all. Screw Netflix if this doesn't work out for my kids.
 
Technically - they live in different household. And in your specific case [I had and I am having similar situation] - responsibility for your own choices, including decision of Netflix vs Soy Caffe Latte at Starbucks is part of what it means becoming adult and independent. Also lesson "I can not afford everything I thought is for free" is a good one.

From my end - I fully support Netflix and others on cracking down, as in 90% of the cases PW sharing was just misused. Just 10mio new subscriptions forced by this - and you ca afford 1 good new show every month.

But I fully agree with you - one does not need every streaming service out there in existence.

By coincidence - I have recently reviewed all the subscriptions that accumulated creepily in the last couple of years and I am now left with 1 music streaming, 2 video streaming [Netflix and HBO] and approx. 4 newspaper subscriptions [and saved a lot of money, by just trying to cancel - immediately I got "offer"] - long story short, I am saving more than 1.000 eur a year, which completely funds my BR discs purchases.
 
Technically - they live in different household. And in your specific case [I had and I am having similar situation] - responsibility for your own choices, including decision of Netflix vs Soy Caffe Latte at Starbucks is part of what it means becoming adult and independent. Also lesson "I can not afford everything I thought is for free" is a good one.

From my end - I fully support Netflix and others on cracking down, as in 90% of the cases PW sharing was just misused. Just 10mio new subscriptions forced by this - and you ca afford 1 good new show every month.

But I fully agree with you - one does not need every streaming service out there in existence.

By coincidence - I have recently reviewed all the subscriptions that accumulated creepily in the last couple of years and I am now left with 1 music streaming, 2 video streaming [Netflix and HBO] and approx. 4 newspaper subscriptions [and saved a lot of money, by just trying to cancel - immediately I got "offer"] - long story short, I am saving more than 1.000 eur a year, which completely funds my BR discs purchases.
We will see how their new policy works out for us. My kids should be home once a month or so to update their phones so it shouldn't matter too much. 5 months of the year or more they are going to be home and we still pay for everything that supports them, so they are part of my household. The college is only 30 minutes from home.

If this thing they do is a disaster and doesn't work like it's supposed to and causes my family trouble, I will just drop them like a hot potato. I don't need that headache, I've got enough to stress about. $25 a month is all I can justify spending for our family to watch. I'm not paying a dime more. Once my kids graduate college and get a job then I'm ok with them having to pay for their own service.
 
I read somewhere that Netflix was maybe going to make it so you can add people to your account, I expect for a fee. If that ends up being $5 or less each then I could possibly see paying it if my kids want the service bad, and it's a service that's user friendly and works well. That would be $35/month which is very hard to swallow. I'm probably more likely to just drop it all.
This is assuming my kids don't make it home once a month.
 
Is 14 euros/m for highest tier, I think 5 for HBO and 5 for Disney+. Qobuz 15.

I have cancelled Tidal, Sky Showtime, Prime, Spotify, Apple music, WaPo, NYT and all the rest. we do not have Cable Tv anymore.

Funny how different things work - here as a student you are basically expected to cover your normal expenses via some part time job (unless you do smth like medicine), for sure in 2 nd year.
 
Is education where you live mostly paid for by your government? Here we have to pay almost all of it. Private schools here cost $50,000 a year. Ours kids go to a state school, so it's about $25,000 a year. We have two, so that's $50,000. We saved up for this since they were born and don't want them to graduate with a $100,000 debt. I'm ok with paying this. Once they graduate they're on their own.
My youngest is doing Chemical engineering, so she has to do a lot of co-ops. She'll be able to support herself more but is still going to need help. Hell, our car insurance costs about $8000 a year. Living expenses are terrible here now.
 
Education is basically free, health care too - is more like a tax, % of your income, governmnent pays for you, when you are unemplyed [you get very good level by state health insurance, you can go private [which we do].

EU is socialist open-air-museum. Your progressives are equal to our far-right ;-).

Fun-fact: You can claim "burnout" and get 6 weeks fully [I mean fully] paid medical leave for 6 weeks, than you continue to another 6 weeks of paid vacation. And then early autmun our usual strike wave for better working condition starts ;-)
 
Education is basically free, health care too - is more like a tax, % of your income, governmnent pays for you, when you are unemplyed [you get very good level by state health insurance, you can go private [which we do].

EU is socialist open-air-museum. Your progressives are equal to our far-right ;-).

Fun-fact: You can claim "burnout" and get 6 weeks fully [I mean fully] paid medical leave for 6 weeks, than you continue to another 6 weeks of paid vacation. And then early autmun our usual strike wave for better working condition starts ;-)
Im glad I live in the US of A!
 
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