Netflix Password-Sharing Crackdown Begins in the US. What Can Users Do?

In the US and the UK, Netflix has begun its long-promised crackdown on password sharing. The crackdown will be implemented globally as well, including France, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, Australia, and more, according to Netflix.

The fact that you can no longer share your account for free like you used to is undoubtedly a bad news for Netflix users. Besides, the firm has sent emails to subscribers to warn them that they may be banned if it appears that they are sharing their accounts with individuals who do not dwell in the same household. That is to say, you cannot share an account with family who live abroad since you must share the same IP address in order to use the same Netflix account.

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What changes will happen?

Changes will happen to Netflix in these countries: Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, the US, the UK, France, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, Australia and more. If you are a user in these countries, you can't share your account with others for free anymore. You have to pay more to add extra users (up to 2 users) to your account.

New features go along with paid sharing:

  • Any user on your account can move a profile to a new, paid-for membership.
  • Check out the Manage Account Access page to see which devices are connected to your account and sign out any that you don't want to have access to.
  • You can pay more to buy extra members who don't live with you.

How much do I need to pay to buy an extra member?

If you are a Standard plan subscriber in the US, an additional user outside your household can be added to the account for $7.99 per month. You can add two extra users for $7.99 each if you have a Premium plan. Standard with ads users do not have this function. In the UK, the extra member can be added for £4.99 each/month.

To know the pricing in different countries, please go to Netflix for more information.

What can users do?

If you use Standard or Premium plan, adding an additional user to your account will cost you an extra $7.99 per month. In this case, creating a new Netflix account and subscribing to the $6.99/month Netflix ad tier would be a wise move. Please note that you can only watch limited Netflix videos and you are not allowed to download content, and there are 4 to 5 minute advertisements every hour. By the way, if your region does not support ad tier, you will not be able to save money this way.

Is there a better way to solve my problem of not being able to share Neftlix videos with my family? Of course yes! The following method allows you to download and share Netflix videos even using the ad tier. Additionally, unlike the Netflix app, which has a 48-hour usage limit, you can share the video with as many friends and family members as you want without any restrictions. To know how it works, read on.

Amazing Tool: SameMovie Netflix Video Downloader

SameMovie Netflix Video Downloader is the most helpful tool to download high-quality movies or TV shows on Netflix. You can keep all of the videos you've downloaded forever, even if your Netflix or SameMovie subscription expires. It can help you save your preferred Netflix shows and movies quickly in MP4 or MKV formats, enabling playback on any device with any media player. Or you can share them with your family and friends easily. Furthermore, SameMovie allows you to retain multilingual audio and subtitle tracks to meet different needs.

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How to share Netflix video with SameMovie?

Using SameMovie Netflix Video Downloader for downloading Netflix videos is straightforward. To know how to utilize SameMovie to share Netflix videos with any Netflix plan, keep reading the instructions below. On your Windows or Mac computer, please install and launch SameMovie Netflix Video Downloader.

STEP 1 Install and Run SameMovie Netflix Downloader

Run the program, click the "Sign in" button, and you can access the login window for your Netflix account.

main interface

STEP 2 Set up the Output Video

Modify the default settings before starting the download. By selecting the upper-right gear icon, you can access the "Settings" window, where you may change the video format, video resolution, audio & subtitle language, and other settings.

choose mp4 as the output forrmat

STEP 3 Search Netflix Videos

You can type a title name or keywords in the search box to directly find the video. Another option is to find your favorite videos by going to "Movies", "TV Shows" or other tabs.

add video

STEP 4 Personalize Advanced Download Settings

You can once again choose the video quality, subtitles, and audio track for specific videos in the "Advanced Download" window. You need to click on the desired video and then make the "Download" icon download button available.

When downloading movies, simply click the "Download" icon download button to access the advanced window to cusomize the settings. If you would like to download TV shows, first click the "Download" icon and choose the season and episode in the pop-up window, then click on the "Advanced Download" button to choose different advanced parameters.

advanced settings

STEP 5 Start Downloading Video

Simply click the "Download" icon to begin the downloads. You can see the downloaded videos on the "Library" tab after the proces is finished. Then you can add the downloaded files to Google drive to share with your family or friends.

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Final Words

SameMovie supports downloading unlimited Netflix videos, and you can share these downloads with anyone you want to share (only for personal use). Besides, this app can help you save the unnecessary subscription fee and you can keep the downloads forever. Click the download button and start experiencing SameMovie.

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Claire Green

Claire Green, a content writer specializing in blogs. With a passion for streaming video, Claire explores the latest trends, reviews popular platforms, and provides insightful tips for optimizing your streaming experience.

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