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Netflix is ​​testing a new approach password sharing in Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and the Dominican Republic (as first reported by Bloomberg). A support page for Netflix in Honduras clearly states that the test will incentivize users to pay an additional fee if they use an account for more than two weeks on a TV or TV-connected device in a location outside their primary household. Each additional house costs an additional 219 pesos per month, per house in Argentina ($1.17 US), and $2.99 ​​everywhere else.

According to Netflix, subscriber accounts in the test areas have one primary “home” where they can access Netflix on all devices in the house, and can travel and use Netflix elsewhere on laptops and mobile devices without the extra step. The test allows users to purchase additional “homes,” which they want to add or skip to use the service on TV screens.

The support page explains the process:

Add an extra home

When you log into Netflix on a TV outside your home from August 22, 2022, you’ll see the option to add the extra home for an additional fee per month.

If you’re only going to use this TV for a limited time, you can watch Netflix for free for up to 2 weeks, as long as your account hasn’t been used in that location before. After that time, the TV will be blocked unless you add the extra house.

The support pages also delve deeper into how Netflix defines a “home,” defined as “a physical location — such as your home — where you can use your Netflix on all of your devices.”

Further down the page, we’ll explain what Netflix does to detect usage in another ‘home’.

How Netflix detects houses

We use information such as IP addresses, device IDs and account activity.

If you’re using a device in your included home and still see a message that too many homes are using your account, you can:

Make sure the device is connected to the same internet connection as the other devices in the house.

Make sure the device is not connected to a VPN, proxy, or unblocking service.

Netflix explains that your use of Netflix on an out-of-home TV while you’re “traveling” is eligible for up to two weeks at no extra cost, as long as your account has not been used in that location before. This is allowed once per location per year.”

In these countries, Netflix is ​​also working on a feature that will allow you to track where your account is being used and restrict access. If you have the Basic plan you can add one extra home, if you have the Standard plan you can add up to two and with Premium you can add up to three.

“It’s great that our members love Netflix movies and TV shows so much that they want to share them more widely,” Chengyi Long, Netflix director of product innovation, said in a statement. “But widespread account sharing between households is undermining our ability to invest in and improve our service over the long term.”

This is an extension of Netflix’s existing test that encourages subscribers in Costa Rica, Peru and Colombia to pay extra for users who live outside their household. Netflix currently charges users 2,380 CLP ($2.52 USD) in Chile, $2.99 ​​USD in Costa Rica and 7.9 PEN ($2.02 USD) in Peru to add up to two additional “sub-accounts” to an existing account . The company also began experimenting with a profile transfer tool that should make it easier for someone to transfer their recommendations, viewing history, and My List. This is a way for the platform to passively encourage password sharers to open a new account or create a sub-account.

In May a report from Rest of the world revealed confusion among subscribers who are part of the test in Peru. Some subscribers were reportedly unsure of Netflix’s definition of a “household,” while others were able to bypass a prompt intended to validate account owners.

Netflix first announced it would test ways to charge for password sharing in March, just a few weeks after announcing price increases for US customers. Netflix is ​​also working on an ad-supported subscription option, saying last week it would partner with Microsoft to power its ads. The company has clear reasons for looking for new ways to generate revenue; in April, following a subscriber boom earlier in the pandemic, it announced in April that it had lost subscribers for the first time in more than a decade. The company’s next quarterly report will be published Tuesday afternoon.

Update July 18, 7:30 PM ET: Added additional information from Netflix’s support pages about how the options work, what’s displayed to users logging into a TV or device connected to a TV, how Netflix defines a ‘home’, and what information Netflix keeps track of to detect where and how subscribers use the service.

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