Netflix continues to play with the patience of its subscribers through repressive measures. The most recent angered fans and raised questions about where it would apply. Today, the company was clearer about it and there is news that will not go down well with some subscribers in Latin America.
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Netflix will not apply controversial measure in the US… but it will in Latin American countries
A few days ago, Netflix reported through its customer service portal that it would apply a user account validation process to confirm that the devices and the use of the account remain at the same address and Internet connection. This process asks the subscriber to log in on all the devices they have registered once every 31 days, which implies logging out and back in, but if this is not done, the account will be blocked. Well, since this news did not go down well with users, Netflix came out to “amend” its mistake and pointed out that the measure will not apply in the United States.
If this is true, big mistake. I have 7 TVs in my house with Roku/FireTV and we watch no more than one or two in a given month. My kids bedrooms (they don’t live with me) and my guest room (occupied 5 nights a year) won’t log on every month
Dumb, dumb, dumb https://t.co/4faDXJaIhx
— Michael Pachter (@michaelpachter) February 1, 2023
Very good for North American subscribers, but the detail is that there is more apart from that announcement because Netflix clarified that the information about the account validation process every 31 days was uploaded in a general way to all Netflix sites when it should not be like that . That said, the company pointed out that this process and its application are only effective in Chile, Peru and Costa Rica, for the moment, so it could be a pilot program that would later be expanded to other markets.
Likewise, the company indicated that this measure, together with those announced in terms of punishments and charges for sharing accounts, will not apply in the North American nation for the moment (it was estimated that the repression would begin in March), but will apply in the 3 Latin American countries that we mentioned.
Thus, Netflix avoided the controversy in North America but it will surely infuriate its Chilean, Peruvian and Costa Rican subscribers more, with the latent expectation that this will reach the other countries in the region in the coming months. If you plan to continue subscribed to the platform and you will be affected by this process, we recommend that you write down your username and password so that you can log out and start it avoiding Netflix punishment.
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