Netflix has announced a new ‘extra member’ fee and it has some users tossing up whether they want to continue their subscriptions.
So if you’re currently sharing your login you may need to reevaluate your account.
The streaming giant announced earlier this week that it will soon be charging customers more on their monthly subscription fee if their username and password have been passed around.
This all comes from Netflix wanting to minimise the use of shared accounts between households.
The decision has already been rolled out in Latin America, charging excess fees for anyone deemed an ‘extra member’, meaning anyone placed outside of your immediate household who cheekily logs in to watch a few series.
In their announcement, Netflix shared: “After listening to consumer feedback, we are going to offer the ability for borrowers to transfer their Netflix profile into their own account, and for sharers to manage their devices more easily and to create sub-accounts ('extra member') if they want to pay for family or friends.”
The streaming service has yet to announce how much it will charge customers for the ‘extra user’ service, but based on the trials in Latin America, it’s looking likely to be a quarter of the price of the full subscription costs.
Though that’s not confirmed, we could be looking at an extra around $3-4 NZD, based on the new pricing that has already been rolled out in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru.
But don’t start frantically kicking people off your account just yet, we’ve got until early 2023 before changes come into play here in Aotearoa.