Netflix is fully serious about not letting people share accounts so it might be time to be extra nice to the matua if they're shouting your account.
The streaming service is making it so accounts can only be shared within one household, with devices that aren’t in that household potentially being blocked from watching Netflix. Who hurt you Netflix?
Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru are currently the only countries where the new changes are implemented, but Yahoo Finance reports that “the U.S. may be next up” and it’s probably just a matter of when, not if, it'll make its way to New Zealand.
Netflix’s Help Centre’s FAQs in the countries listed above have been updated with the new rules.
“People who aren’t part of your household will need to use their own account to watch Netflix,” it states. “Devices that are not part of your primary location will be blocked from watching Netflix.”
“When someone signs into your account from a device that is not part of your primary location, or if your account is accessed persistently from another location, that device may be blocked from watching Netflix.”
There is a way to work around the nuisance of a new ruling. All you have to do is “connect to the Wi-Fi at your primary location, open the Netflix app or website, and watch something at least once every 31 days.”
So, if your mum is shouting your Netflix account you might want to organise a monthly movie night - how about you just do that anyway and make your mum happy?
The original owner can also add an extra account for someone outside the household, but that'll cost you extra - ofc.