r/technology Feb 03 '23

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


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u/r3dk0w Feb 03 '23 All-Seeing Upvote

They already sell in streams, where the normal package gets 2 streams and the premium package gets 4 streams.

Why do they care that 2 streams are used when that's what the package allows?

If they don't want password sharing, then limit the lower-end package to 1 stream. Then it doesn't matter how much password sharing is going on.


u/Wildcard36qs Feb 03 '23

This is what baffles me. I'm paying for 4 streams, who cares where they are used?


u/Deputy_Scrub Feb 03 '23

In Netflix's mind, they really hoped that those 3 people would get their own account.

But in reality the first person is either going to downgrade their account or cancel it outright, and the other 3 most likely won't get their own accounts.


u/samspopguy Feb 04 '23

Bingo. And exactly what I did.


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u/Antananarivo Feb 04 '23

I have to down vote you cause, SHhhhhhhh!!