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Netflix hints at password sharing crackdown
phenomlab Admin Global Moderator last edited by phenomlab
I saw this article earlier, which piqued my interest
The streaming giant estimated around 100 million households worldwide are watching its service for free by using the account of a friend or another family member, including 30 million in the US and Canada.
Did they seriously think that password sharing to reduce overall costs amongst friends and family wouldn’t be an issue ?? Like Zoom, Netflix enjoyed a huge uptake in user subscriptions during the COVID pandemic, and now of course, that revenue will be in freefall as people return to their jobs and are spending less time at home.
Surely, they must have realised that such a surge couldn’t last ? Now it seems they are getting greedy - if they decide to start including ads in a paid service, I’ll be cancelling my subscription for sure. The whole point of subscription services is not to receive ads in the first place !
marusaky last edited by
I have chosen HBO Max over Netflix, way better in the price and the content they offer!
@marusaky Yes, I must admit Netflix has lost it’s appeal. I tend to watch a lot of USA based TV (based in the UK), and in all honesty, there’s rarely anything on there I actually want to watch. Amazon Prime is much the same
marusaky last edited by
I hate Amazon Prime to the core because they ruined Lord of the Rings (The rings of power) because they put dIvErSiFiCaTiOn into the Tolkien’s mouth and shytting all over the lotr fan base
DownPW last edited by
not several choice on Amazon Prime, I prefer Netflix.
Disney + = No comment !
@DownPW Disney+ … Don’t get me started !
JAC last edited by
@phenomlab said in Netflix hints at password sharing crackdown:
Amazon Prime is much the same
I must admit I’ve never been able to find anything on there that I fancied watching, maybe I’m just boring .
No longer a “hint” but a rapidly rising reality
What really annoys me here is that they are choosing to do this during a cost of living crisis, which implies nothing more than greed in my view.
Instead of “you know what, everyone is feeling the pressure of rising energy bills and we realise that people might be struggling” they are simply looking for ways to generate additional revenue at a time when people are looking to effectively scale back on their monthly spend.
Quite honestly, that’s a despicable practice. For the billions that company turns in profits each year, you’d think they would have more empathy.
DownPW last edited by DownPW
An Total, how many benefits milliards ? Shame