Netflix tests an additional payment for the use of common accounts outside the home

Netflix has announced a trial for which it will charge an additional amount in addition to the subscription to the platform, for sharing the account with people who live outside the home and have a shared profile.

According to the company, the fact that people who do not live together use a common profile from different locations affects their “ability to invest in new TV shows and movies“for subscribers, as stated in a statement.

For this reason, the company is working on new measures in its Standard and Premium plans (which can be used by up to four people at the same time) so that “members who share their accounts outside their home do so easily and safely.”

These formats, which will be launched and tested in the first instance in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru, they will have an additional subscription cost for those members who do not live in the same space.

That way, subscribers to both plans can add subaccounts for a maximum of two non-cohabiting people, each with their own profile, personalized recommendations, username and password.

Instead of forcing these members to pay monthly for the use of an individual account, by appearing as subscribers they will only have to pay an extra amount with a price slightly lower than their Basic plan.

At the moment, Netflix has already established the costs in these three Latin American countries: 2,380 pesos in Chile (2,70 euros to change), 2.99 dollars in Costa Rica (2.70 euros) and 7.9 soles in Peru (1.90 euros).

The company has also informed that members of the Basic, Standard and Premium plans who share their account will be able to transfer the profile information to a new account or to an additional member subaccountkeeping viewing history, recommendations and movies and series added to ‘My list’.

In addition, he has insisted that he is working on making these new functions “flexible and useful for members and that it will seek to understand how it works in Chile, Peru, and Costa Rica before making changes “anywhere else in the world.”

At the moment, it has not specified in which other countries it plans to implement these additional fees or if it will extend them in a general way in its service.

By Editor

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