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July 18, 2022

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Netflix’s Latest Anti-Password Sharing Test Lets Users ‘Buy’ Additional Homes

The Verge

“Netflix is testing a new way to tackle password sharing in Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic ( as reported first byBloomberg). The test will prompt users to pay an additional fee if they use an account outside their household for over two weeks, costing an extra 219 pesos ($1.17 in Argentina) and $2.99 everywhere else. According to Netflix, in the test areas, subscriber accounts have one primary “home” where they can access Netflix across their devices, and they have the ability to travel and use Netflix on the go. The test will allow users to purchase additional “homes,” giving the users in those locations the ability to use the service on devices at those locations as well. In these countries, Netflix is also working on a feature that will let you track where your account is being used and restrict access. If you’re on the Basic plan, you can add one extra home, if you’re on the Standard plan, you can add up to two, and on Premium, you can add up to three.”

March 1, 2018

On the web

Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent to disrupt Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google in Asia

Financial Review

“China’s tech giants are investing heavily across the region, upending a long-held assumption their US rivals – Facebook and Amazon – would dominate the global digital economy. Armed with strong backing from the Chinese government and a huge, digital-savvy market at home, companies like Alibaba and Tencent are catching up with – and in some cases overtaking – their US rivals, according to Jonathan Woetzel, director of the McKinsey Global Institute.”

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