“We have since updated it”, said the Netflix spox to The Streamable about the Help Center article that was mistakenly posted to other countries
Netflix subscribers can chill down for now after the company admitted through the report to The Streamable that the company’s updated measures regarding password sharing were posted by mistake by the company earlier this month.
Last year, the streaming company mentioned an update that would stop users from exchanging passwords across several devices. The streaming juggernaut posted information about the new system’s workings on its website earlier this month, but they have since acknowledged that some of it was done accidentally.
Netflix reported that certain new account regulations were unintentionally posted to its help sites after receiving massive backlash on social media and numerous threats to cancel their memberships as a result of the modifications. The option, which has so far only been tested in South Africa and costs an additional £2–£3 a month, allows users to add sub accounts for up to two persons they do not live with. A help page on “paid sharing” expanding to other nations went available elsewhere “for a brief time” before being taken down, according to Netflix.
“For a brief time yesterday, a help [centre] article containing information that is only applicable to Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru went live in other countries,” Netflix said of the page. “We have since updated it.”
A 2017 tweet from netflix went viral with the wake of the new password sharing rules announcement. What is the tweet? “Love is sharing a password”. Oh the irony.
The streaming giant added that it wouldn’t make any substantial changes without informing its consumers first. Whether other countries will implement paid-sharing in a similar way to how Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru did, however, is still up for debate.
Following this week’s inadvertent Help Center article, Netflix has two months to find a way to monetize the estimated 100 million people who use its streaming service without paying anywhere in the globe. This incident also raised questions about Netflix’s sincerity or whether it would change its approach to prevent password sharing. The company still intends to announce its fresh efforts to limit password sharing by the end of March. They mentioned that they would roll out the components of the plan gradually, giving users time to prepare and evaluate the effectiveness of such initiatives.