r/technology Feb 03 '23

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


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u/kirlie Feb 03 '23

My partner and I we talking about this when I first heard about it. We can't figure out how it would work even just for our household. If we are only allowed one home location, what happens when we watch Netflix at work during breaks? We can't reasonably bring the breakroom TV home to connect to our WiFi. What about if we're on vacation for longer than a week? This plan doesn't seem very well thought out.


u/DiscombobulatedElk93 Feb 03 '23

We travel full time in an rv for work, we don’t have a “home” Wi-Fi. We’re between 4-5 states all year and use hot spot and park Wi-Fi. We won’t be able to use Netflix anymore.


u/kirlie Feb 03 '23

This would be the case for alot of retirees. I live in South Texas, Winter Texans are here for about 4-5 months out of the year. I could see this causing alot of issues for them.


u/DiscombobulatedElk93 Feb 03 '23

We just haven’t found a reliable actual hotspot, so we use our phones when we can’t use park Wi-Fi but I’m not sure phone hotspots count. But people with starlink or such might be ok. But at this point Netflix isn’t worth it we share with family and I can even remember when the last time I watched it was besides Wednesday. So I’m not really upset if we all cancel. Between friends and fam we have access to every other one, we all just pay for one and share.


u/stephruvy Feb 03 '23

Nah you'll just need 2 accounts now for ~~ twice the fun~~ the exact same thing