How to Share (Well) Account in Netflix: Is It Safe? Is it legal?

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Although Netflix is ​​one of the most competitively priced streaming platforms on the market (in Spain you can access its entire catalog at starting from 7,99 euros per month), share an account is a common option for pay less at the end of the month.

And it is who most shares less or has ever shared a Netflix account (and other platforms) with friends or family, a great way to lower costs but on which we also Some doubts. What is the maximum number of users who can connect to the same Netflix account? It is quite legal? Which risks Are they there when you share our account with strangers?

Sharing your Netflix account is not illegal, although it is true that the platform scores "but"

It is true that, as users of the platform, we can set up different profiles to access our Netflix account, however they are limited to five per user and they all depend from the same Netflix account. So can we pass our account details to someone to create their profile? The answer is huge, it depends. We will see, in detail, how to share an account on Netflix safely and legally.

Share Netflix account using profiles, what are the limitations? What does Netflix say about it?

Profiles are the most common way to share an account on Netflix - we sign up for the streaming platform and pass our account and password to someone we trust. From there, different devices and usage profiles are configured. Easy, fast and for the whole family. Regardless of the contracted plan, we can create up to five different profiles with a single Netflix account.

A function of the sea of ​​practice that has the objective, always according to Netflix, which members of the same family can "enjoy a personalized experience". After all, profiles are used in such a way that, within the same account, we have various content suggestions, lists and ratings, among many other functions.

Any Netflix plan allows you to create up to five different profiles

Remember that for many profiles you have an account with, simultaneous reproduction depends entirely on the contracted plan. In other words, the fact that we have five profiles created does not allow us to perform five simultaneous replays, which will depend on our plan. No matter how many profiles we have, if we have the basic plan, we can only use one screen to play the content. This is the number of screens that you can see simultaneously within each floor:

  • Basic plan (7,99 euros per month): one screen.
  • Standard plan (11,99 euros per month): two screens.
  • Play premium (€ 15,99 per month): four screens.

As you can see, even if you pay for the premium plan, you don't you will be able to use all five profiles at the same time. In part this is because, as we have said, the goal of the profiles is sharing your account with members of the same family.

And how does Netflix know if an account is being used by the same family? Here you are the million dollar question. After all, it's common to share our account with co-workers, friends, relatives or distant relatives. However, if we take a look at Netflix's terms and conditions, we'll see, at point 4.2, that the platform does not allow the sharing of a subscription with individuals outside the home. This is exactly what this controversial point says:

Point 4.2. The Netflix service and all content viewed through the service is for personal, non-marketable use and cannot be shared with anyone outside of your home. During your Netflix subscription, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable right to access the Netflix service and view Netflix content.

For adults, the point 5 of these conditions of use makes express reference to password and account access, discharging all responsibility to the account holder. According to this point, this person has to control all devices that connect to the account in addition to Do not reveal your password to anyone.

Step 5. Password and account access. The subscriber who created the Netflix account and on whose Payment Method the fees are charged (the "Account Holder") is responsible for the activity performed through that Netflix account. To maintain control over the account and prevent anyone from accessing it (which would include account viewing history information), the account holder must retain control of all Netflix compatible devices used to access the service and not disclose to anyone the password or the details of the Payment Method associated with that account. You are responsible for updating and maintaining the accuracy of the information you provide on your account. We can delete your account or block it to protect you,

As you can read, in case you give Netflix fraudulent information or allow flagrant access to your Netflix account, it can be deleted or blocked.

OK wait. But if everyone is sharing their Netflix account, what's going on here? Basically, Netflix He has not or don't want to have a effective way to check if an account is shared in a way lawful (a family with several members and profiles) or rather "spiteful" (a dozen friends who share keys). What's the difference between a family living together and renting Netflix to a group of students sharing an apartment? What if a family member goes to live abroad? Controlling this seems to be complicated.

So with terms of use rather ambiguous, Netflix is ​​on tiptoe on the matter. Although more than a third of users share an account, and so you don't pay for the service, the streaming giant prefers to turn a blind eye, hoping that those who share an account today are loyal users tomorrow.

At the moment, it is a problem to which Netflix doesn't seem to be of much interest. Even if they lose money on the "problem" of shared accounts (Netflix is ​​estimated to stop making several million dollars a year for this practice), dealing with brown could cost them from image problems to user losses, so it is understandable that the platform doesn't want to open that melon.

In short, if you are wondering a how many people you can pass your Netflix account and password, unfortunately there is no clear answer. Netflix leaves it up to you to decide whether or not to use your account lawfully, only authorizing us to share our account with the people who live with us.

What are the real risks of sharing a Netflix account

Giving our username and password to a friend or close relative doesn't have to be a problem as long as we trust that person and we are sure it will not share our data with third parties.

What can happen if there is a "data leak" from someone in your circle? If you only use that password for the Netflix account, calm down. If not, chances are you have a serious problem: If that new user uses your email and password on other platforms you are registered on (e.g. Gmail), things can get very bad.

So, stick with the following: if you intend to share a Netflix account with other people, whoever they are, use one unique password for Netflix, if possible, also set up a unique email. This way, in the event that the password gets into the hands of a third party, you will have nothing to fear. Of course, you can always use a password manager in addition to change the password from time to time to further strengthen security.

In case a stranger has access only to your Netflix account (because someone gave him a username and password), that person will have the option to change plans o restrict access to other accounts by changing the associated email address. Today it is not necessary to have access to the e-mail account to change your Netflix password, so if your Netflix account falls into the wrong hands, you may be left without access.

If so, your only option will be to contact Netflix support to help you recover your account.

Access the "Account" section to check which devices are connected to Netflix

How to check who is connecting with our Netflix user? Simply go to your account options and there go to the section called "Recent Device Streaming Activity". In this section you can see all devices linked to your Netflix account. If for any reason you do not recognize any of them, our advice is that, again from the account options, click on «Log out on all devices».

After logging out, if other accounts cannot give you a reasonable explanation, change the password.

How to securely share your Netflix account with both friends and strangers

Obviously, the easiest and safest way to share a Netflix account with someone it is through trust. Don't give your Netflix account and password to someone you don't know or trust completely.

For older people, we repeat our previous recommendation: create an email and password that you will only use for Netflix and change the latter frequently. Finally, check connected devices from time to time and make sure no one "goes off the hook". Remember that Netflix plans have one screen limitation: The more people share a Netflix account, the more chances there will be that the simultaneous screen limit will be reached.

In that sense, if you are the person who has been left with a Netflix account, do not abuse. Nobody likes freeloaders. Don't share your password with anyone and be grateful, your loyalty will be rewarded.

That said, if you don't have someone to share an account with (either because you live alone or because your friends are more than HBO), the ideal is to go to reputable platforms like Subscription o Price Together. In no case do we recommend buy Netflix account on the black market or looking for partners in certain Internet forums, you have a good chance it will come deleted or that you pay and get nothing in return.

As for Together Price, it's a website where you can join a group with acquaintances or strangers to split the account price among multiple, it works for both Netflix and others fifty season tickets. It is especially recommended for sharing accounts with people you know.

Find users to share your Netflix subscription account with

Subscription, on the other hand, focuses more on whether we can share our account with strangers or join other users' group subscription. It is a 100% secure application with a very easy to use interface, ideal for sharing expenses even with strangers, they present themselves as the Tinder of subscriptions.

How to manage Netflix payments when sharing your account

For many people who share a Netflix account, payment will only be made to one user, nello specific, al account holder. Right now, Netflix charges every month, addressing the receipt on a single bank account, so if you are the person in charge of pay that monthly payment, the simplest thing will be to tell your family and friends about pagarti means PayPal o Bizum.

They can make monthly payments or a single annual payment with the prorated amount. Of course, the ideal is to be the most transparent and communicative possible with these payments so that they are not there unexpected quarrels in your relationship.

In addition to PayPal or Bizum, you can also use other applications to manage shared payments such as Twyp o Fresh, all very useful for sharing expenses with friends and family.

In case you want to simplify things a little more, once again, we recommend that you use Together Price, which, in addition to facilitating the account sharing process, will take care of the payment management.

Save on your subscriptions with Together Price, a platform that also manages all payments for you

Although using Together Price slightly increases the final fee (the platform holds 1 per month), the final result is a significant savings on our subscription. Finally, as Together Price serves as the intermediary, we will avoid problems both during the payment and collection phase, and with regard to the security of the account.

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