r/technology Feb 03 '23

Netflix says strict new password sharing rules were posted in error Business


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u/Marchello_E Feb 03 '23

The error: It didn't stick, the stock went down, we didn't get more subscribers, people just went to another streaming service, Should have been A/B-testing,


u/AlpineVW Feb 03 '23

people just went to another streaming service

I was waiting for my mother-in-law in FL to tell me she couldn't log in. At that point I'd have canceled Netflix and subscribed to Parmount+ then given her the password.


u/WebHead1287 Feb 03 '23

I actually checked the stock for the last week to see if maybe that was the nail in the coffin. It’s been on an upward trend all week so I really don’t think that was it


u/grubas Feb 03 '23

It took all of a day for this to fail


u/DoubleExposure Feb 04 '23

If Netflix never went public I wonder if they would have still considered this policy, personally I doubt it, it was a move to keep the stockholders happy with the fallacy of unlimited growth in a saturated market.


u/Emosaa Feb 04 '23

They've been testing it in other markets dude.