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Netflix Cracking Down On Shared Account Usage
When people can’t afford to purchase multiple content streaming services, they share. That’s always been the de facto rules for saving money. In the case of Netflix services, sharing is even more important, especially since the company has hiked its prices 60%.
If it is the case that Netflix trying to undermine account-sharing then it had better be careful. Subscribers are already unhappy about having to pay more for the service, and if they can’t share their account with close friends and family, it might just push them over the edge.
Netflix does have multiple streaming packages available, but given the level of pricing for those, it’s unlikely that the people who can afford them are the ones that will be affected by the crackdown. The 2-Disc plan for instance, allows for multiple streaming, but at $20 a month, it’s hardly something that the regular ‘Joe’ or Jane will be able to afford.
Going forward, it will be interesting to see how Netflix handles account sharing; no doubt the incidence of it will rise, and only enforcement of the no-sharing rule will be robust enough to stop it.
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