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MoneyNetflix Could Stop You Sharing Your Account With Your Mates

06:05  12 january  2019
06:05  12 january  2019 Source:   esquire.co.uk

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If you 've shared your Netflix account with friends or family, they may be using Netflix while you 're trying to watch a movie or TV show. You can see the limit for your account , as well as other plan options, from the Change Plan page. To solve this problem, make sure that no one else is using your

If you believe someone has used your Netflix account without your permission, you can If you 're seeing unexpected streaming activity on your Netflix account and none of your devices have been stolen, we recommend you change your Netflix password to make sure no one else can access your

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The golden age of sponging off your mate's/parents'/ex's brother's Netflix account might be coming to a close. The streaming industry is starting to take a dim view of the practise and according to The Verge, the British company Synamedia presented new software which aims to stop it altogether at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Synamedia says its Credentials Sharing Insight tool will "combat the rapid rise in account sharing between friends and families and turn it into a new revenue-generating opportunity," which sounds extremely evil.

The company's press release notes that 26 percent of millennials share passwords for their streaming service accounts, and goes on: "Until now most [streaming media] providers have turned a blind eye to casual password sharing, seeing it as a way to market their service to new audiences. But the industry now recognises that younger generations are used to accessing streaming services for free and rarely become paying customers."

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"We love people sharing Netflix ," CEO Reed Hastings said Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show here in Las Vegas. Some of them worry that sharing passwords violates the terms of service and could be illegal. Hastings, who earlier in the day also revealed Netflix was now in 130 countries

We all know that one person that makes the ultimate sacrifice for the team and signs up for a Netflix account . They are the real MVP and they don't ask for much in return - although they probably curse your name every time the subscription fee leaves their account .

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The streaming service would subscribe to Synamedia's service, which uses AI to look at factors like when and where the account is being accessed, what's being watched and on what kind of device to assess whether there's some dodgy account-sharing going on. If it's decided there is, the service suggests the account holder upgrade their account or shuts it down if it's suspected that a password's been sold on.

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Then again, if it's news to you that Netflix can tell when an account is being shared between people in different locations - other people, obviously, you'd never do that sort of thing - then you might not be quite ready to use the internet. You'll probably have received notifications when a new device logs onto your account which shows that device's location.

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You can have up to five individual profiles within a single Netflix account . Note: Profiles are not available on devices produced before 2013. Most devices allow you to create profiles. You can add up to five profiles to your account by selecting Manage Profiles from the menu in the Netflix app.

If you cancel early, you can continue to watch Netflix until your account automatically closes at the end of your current billing period — even if You will not see any more membership charges unless you restart your account . If you cancel with time left in your billing period, we'll let you stream until

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The difference is that now, there's scope for streaming services to gradually strangle the practice rather than sticking to their laissez-faire attitude. Password sharing used to be seen as a way to organically grow a service; now, the industry is starting to think it would like its money, please.

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