However, it can be done with a little trick (we set up one of our computers as a server with Tailscale) so that we don’t have to log in once a month from where they think it is our home.
For Netflix subscriptions, it’s common practice for subscribers to share passwords among their friends, meaning the service has fewer subscribers than users, and Netflix wants to combat it. In a blog post, they have said that there is no excuse: although we decide who we live within our household, it is not advisable to share our passwords with others, and Netflix has outlined what to expect if we do:
“Starting today, we will send this email to members sharing Netflix outside their household in the United States. A Netflix account is for use by one household. Everyone in that household can use Netflix wherever they are — at home, on the go, on holiday — and take advantage of new features like Transfer Profile and Manage Access and Devices. We recognize that our members have many entertainment choices. It’s why we continue to invest heavily in a wide variety of new films and TV shows — ” whatever your taste, mood or language and whoever you’re watching with, there’s always something satisfying to watch on Netflix,” Netflix said.
There will be an extra $8 monthly to pay if you share your password, or trick users can switch to a membership, meaning they have to pay for themselves. The primary account holder will have to buy a new membership place to invite “the outsider” user, who will have to activate their membership in the same country as the account holder. Or, if you have a fast enough internet connection, you can use software to trick it…
This video shows step-by-step how Tailscale can be used to watch Netflix on a home computer to which you can connect with another one, or with a phone, even from the other side of the world, for example. Then you don’t have to pay; you only have to spend about ten minutes setting it up once…
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