Netflix has announced that it will begin charging people who share accounts beginning next month.
The streaming platform, which typically charges a single monthly subscription fee, is set to launch a new ‘add a home’ feature in Argentina, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Chengyi Long, Netflix’s Director of Product Innovation, said in a statement: “Over the last 15 years, we’ve worked hard to build a streaming service that’s easy to use, including for people who travel or live together.” It’s fantastic that our members enjoy Netflix movies and TV shows so much that they want to spread the word about them.
“However, today’s widespread household account sharing undermines our long-term ability to invest in and improve our service.”
“So we’ve been carefully exploring different ways for people who want to share their account to pay a little bit more,” she added. We launched a ‘add extra member’ feature in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru in March 2022.
“We will launch an alternative ‘add a home’ feature in Argentina, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras beginning next month.”
Regarding the new ‘add a home’ feature, there will be one home per account, which means that each Netflix account, regardless of payment plan, will include one home where you can stream Netflix on any of your devices.
There will also be the opportunity to ‘purchase additional homes.’