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I don't want to brag, but cashiers are always checking me out. power_struggle55 private msg quote post Address this user
Netflix had been toying the idea for quite a while. they announced the plan to do so in feb but really backfired. they then said they basically "took it back" "was a mistake, meant for another country", etc

But now an account can only work in household with that internet. if you want to share. You have to pay $8 per extra household. which in itself isnt worth it. For $7 you can get standard. 2 tvs at a time (same household), hd with ads (no ads start at $10)

If you have an account, when you sign in theyll ask you to verify its the actual household via text or email. if you move, you just have to do that again

it seems though iphones and other home devices will be exempt as people do watch netflix in cars, hotels, work, etc
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Miss Chanandler Bong jake private msg quote post Address this user
Boo 👎
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Feel free to use my post as a checklist. multi007 private msg quote post Address this user
Never shared anyway.
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Never had Netflix. Probably never will since the entire country of Egypt is suing them.
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Collector Rjman48 private msg quote post Address this user
Could be faulty tech they're using. Many use more than 1 device to sign onto their account.
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Ima gonna steal this and look for some occasion to use it! IronMan private msg quote post Address this user
The only reason I pay for the most expensive plan (Premium - 4 streams) of Netflix is so that my wife, two kids and myself could all be on at the same time. Yes - a decade later kids are grown and in their own houses. But it's the only reason I pay for premium.

At MY household Netflix will see a net loss. I will downgrade to basic or basic with ads. My wife especially watches a lot of stuff on Roku channels and Hulu with ads and we don't find a small number of ads a problem. Chance to go pee or let the dog out without pausing. There have been a lot of times a movie I wanted to watch was only on Tubi or Freevee.

So right now Netflix gets $20 a month from me. When this is rolled out it will be $7 or $10. I seriously doubt either of my adult children will subscribe to Netflix under any plan. Especially since Disney+ and HBO haven't (yet) changed their policy.

So I should thank Netflix. I'll save $120-$150 a year.
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
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So I should thank Netflix. I'll save $120-$150 a year.


You should invest that money in comic books...or maybe booze or gambling.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
@DrWatson you live in Egypt or you agree with Egypt on Cleopatra?
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PLOD theCapraAegagrus private msg quote post Address this user
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...you agree with Egypt on Cleopatra?

Not a sane person wouldn't.
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PLOD theCapraAegagrus private msg quote post Address this user
Good luck to Netflix. Looks like I'll be watching Rebel Moon via pirate rather than my brother's account.
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" . " Davethebrave private msg quote post Address this user
A company wants people to pay for its product. Shocking!
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Collector ThreeSeas private msg quote post Address this user
I'll probably be another one who cancels. Right now I pay for the premium five account package and only five of us use the service, but we are not all in the same household. If they try to charge me more, then I'll drop them and look into another streaming service. Yeah, Netflix is not going to do good after this.
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You can't get good wood on the ball every time. HotKeyComics private msg quote post Address this user
I went to 1 monthly binge of Netflix a couple years ago. Not enough newer good stuff was on it so I just get it once a year now for a month and see everything I missed. My only monthly subscriptions are Disney+ w/Hulu and Prime w/paramount.

I honestly enjoy Paramount more than Netflix and Paramount is a distant 4th on my list.
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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@DrWatson you live in Egypt or you agree with Egypt on Cleopatra?

No, I don't live in Egypt. But yeah, when it comes to Netflix versus an entire country on the validity of their own world renowned history, I'm laying odds on Egypt.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
I don't know any details about the Cleopatra thing. I was asking because it seems odd to use a foreign country's opinion, in general, as a reason to not buy a thing. Like, we all watch a lot of stuff that doesn't fly in China or the Middle East. But maybe you don't, I shouldn't speak out of turn.
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" . " Davethebrave private msg quote post Address this user
I think several attempts at humor have fallen flat in all directions lately.

I guess it makes sense. It is a “comics” forum but not a “comics” forum.
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I don't know any details about the Cleopatra thing. I was asking because it seems odd to use a foreign country's opinion, in general, as a reason to not buy a thing. Like, we all watch a lot of stuff that doesn't fly in China or the Middle East. But maybe you don't, I shouldn't speak out of turn.

Netflix misrepresented the series as a "Documentary" rather than Historical Fiction. I think Hulu did the same thing recently.

It's a fair point that China and the M.E. reject movies for changing mythology or scenes that don't follow their traditions.
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I pay for the highest tier simply just to get the 4K but I’m the only one who watches it. So I’m only using 1 stream at a time but forced to have the ability to stream 4 or 6 streams simultaneously. This is more of an issue than password sharing. It’s bad business model. If I ran Netflix I think the solution would be easy. Al a carte per device. A standard sub gives you 4K and 2 devices. A phone and a Tv. A firestick and a iPad, etc. Key is devices not streams. Then you pay for how many more devices you want connected to your account. Like 2 or 3 dollars a device or whatever.
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Collector CoryC private msg quote post Address this user
I also like to VPN to other countries occasionally to access the different content. I wonder how that will be affected with the new policy.
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No rust here... Nearmint67 private msg quote post Address this user
I just got "MAX" very pleased with all of the Discovery channel content added from the merger.
Those crazy fellas mining for gold under the Bearing Sea ice is what I am watching lately.
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Britbox and Acorn are the only two I intentionally pay for.
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I just got "MAX" very pleased with all of the Discovery channel content added from the merger.
Those crazy fellas mining for gold under the Bearing Sea ice is what I am watching lately.

Does the app interface look worse to you?

Maybe I was just in a bad mood, but the Max app seemed like 480p compared to HBO's, after I replaced and launched it yesterday.
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I don't want to brag, but cashiers are always checking me out. power_struggle55 private msg quote post Address this user
we do share with family. we subscribe to certain ones, they subscribe to others. netflix was one of two someone else paid (other being hbo max). The netflix was always mine but a few years ago when they jacked prices, sister who was using volunteered to take over paying for. yesterday when I got the news. told her and switched to cheapest plan and my card.

they do allow to share but for $8 per extra home. if we continued with the plan we were on (which was cheapest theyd allow sharing with the new cost) would be $23. so I signed up for the $7 (only difference is ads) and suggest she do the same
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Collector xvipah private msg quote post Address this user
One of my kids and my mom share mine. But, they'll be ok without it. Whether they get their own or not is up to them. I'm not paying for it though
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I don't want to brag, but cashiers are always checking me out. power_struggle55 private msg quote post Address this user
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One of my kids and my mom share mine. But, they'll be ok without it. Whether they get their own or not is up to them. I'm not paying for it though


too many shows I watch. everything from cw shows, originals, power rangers, etc. I watch plenty of anime. I dont mind paying the $7 to continue with ads. hate ads but I hate paying extra to avoid.
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Collector xvipah private msg quote post Address this user
I'll be keeping it for me for sure. Just not paying that $8/per household thing that's coming for them.

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too many shows I watch. everything from cw shows, originals, power rangers, etc. I watch plenty of anime. I dont mind paying the $7 to continue with ads. hate ads but I hate paying extra to avoid.
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Ima gonna steal this and look for some occasion to use it! IronMan private msg quote post Address this user
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A company wants people to pay for its product. Shocking!


I get your point. Maybe nearly everyone does. But there are a lot of people in my situation where it will not end up a positive for Netflix.

I've used Netflix since they started in 1997, subscribing to their DVD rental program. In 2007 when they started streaming I signed up - despite the catalog for streaming being pretty thin the first year or two. I've been on the PREMIUM plan pretty much from the start as well. Not for higher quality videos - but for the four streams. Four people in the house. Wife, two kids, myself. Four streams.

Yes, two of them have moved out and live on their own (both single) Both them also went to college for 4-6 years so technically their address was still with me. But yes, both are now truly in their own places.

But it is still only four streams and profiles. Netflix is changing the definition of a family subscription - a household - to try to make more money. Not to just get paid for their product, but to get paid more for the way I and millions of others have used the service for over 15 years. A way of usage they used to be very much OK with. Netflix could have cracked down on password sharing and still allowed those customers that paid for 2 or 4 streams to have two or four locations that video could be streamed from. And extended family so to speak. And then there are the kids in college which I believe nearly everyone would agree is unreasonable to demand they have their own sub.

Netflix says that in other countries where they have done this that there was an initial drop in subscribers but a year later numbers were up. I know that won't be the situation in my family. Time will tell if American's behave like Europeans as far as subscribers go.
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" . " Davethebrave private msg quote post Address this user
I was also a very early adopter of Netflix. I also understand some people moving on under the new terms. That said, I know - know - it is heavily abused.

It may be the correct move in today’s environment. Short-term they may feel some pain and lose some users but the idea of giving away the service for growth is not a long-term strategy. We’ll see. Many streamers have played the “growth at all costs” game for a while. They are all rethinking it today.
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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
I thought they did this already?
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I don't want to brag, but cashiers are always checking me out. power_struggle55 private msg quote post Address this user
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I thought they did this already?


no they toyed with the idea. said they were going to in feb and then there was backlash. then said "it was a mistake. they meant another country couldnt"

another detail. you have to login to your home internet on it every 31 days
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