Netflix customers had recently had to absorb a lot of bad news. The introduction of fee-based account sharing and the associated action against sharing with people from outside the household were annoyed by many users.
Now there is noisy TechCrunch new reports about Netflix, but for once only some of the positive kind.
The changes affect both the expansion of account sharing and the advertising-financed basic subscription. We also benefit from the latter here in Germany.
Netflix: Basic subscription gets Full HD
The basic subscription is the cheapest subscription in the Netflix portfolio. For just 4.99 euros per month you get access to the library of the streaming provider. However, you then have to live with advertisements that cross-finance the subscription.
But that’s not all: Up to now it was only possible to watch films and series in a maximum resolution of 720p. In the future, Netflix also wants to enable content in Full HD, i.e. 1080p, for the basic subscription.
In addition, the number of people who can use the basic subscription at the same time should increase from one to two.
The two improvements for the basic subscription are already being rolled out today – but only in Canada and Spain. However, other countries are expected to benefit from the upgrades in April, including Germany.
Netflix postpones expansion of account sharing
Another announcement of the streaming service should have fewer concrete consequences for us in this country.
Netflix has announced its paid account sharing only in the second quarter to expand. So far, the bookable feature is only available in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain.
The company had actually planned to expand account sharing to other countries quite quickly. Now, however, it should be in this quarter so far. Till the end of June one wants to expand the function at least to the United States.
What other countries in the future
enjoyment Netflix is not yet revealing the additional option. The feature is not yet available in Germany.
Based on the prices in Spain and Portugal, it can be assumed that an additional non-household user will incur monthly additional costs of 4 to 6 euros.
What do you think of Netflix’s plans to limit account sharing? In our community poll, the answer was pretty clear:
Netflix: Almost three quarters of you would cancel if the subscription rules were tightened
Now it’s your turn! Do you use the ad-supported basic subscription from Netflix? What do you think of the subscription changes? Nice bonus, long overdue or ruthlessly overrated? And do you think that bookable account sharing will soon await us in Germany as well? Write us your opinion in the comments!