Netflix announced the testing of a new ‘Add a Home’ feature that will charge users for sharing their accounts with others. The test will launch next month in Argentina, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. According to Netflix; “It’s great that our members love Netflix movies and TV shows so much they want to share them more broadly. But today’s widespread account sharing between households undermines our long-term ability to invest in and improve our service.”
Features of ‘Add a Home’ Option
According to Netflix, the newly added ‘Add a Home’ option will work in the following manner:
- One home per account: Each Netflix account – whatever your plan – will include one home where you can enjoy Netflix on any of your devices.
- Buy additional homes: To use your Netflix account in additional homes, we will ask you to pay an extra [219 Pesos per month per home in Argentina / $2.99 per month per home in the Dominican Republic / $2.99 per month per home in Honduras / $2.99 per month per home in El Salvador / $2.99 per month per home in Guatemala]. Members on the Basic plan can add one extra home, Standard up to two extra, and Premium up to three extra.
- Travel included: You can watch while outside the home on your tablet, laptop or mobile.
- New manage homes feature: You will soon be able to control where your account is being used – and remove homes at any time – from your account settings page.
Add an Extra Member Feature
Earlier this year, Netflix added a similar ‘Add an Extra Member’ feature in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru, where subscribers were asked to pay extra if they are sharing the service with people outside their own household. Under this feature, the subscribers can add up two sub-accounts for a fee that’s less than the cost of the full-priced Netflix service.