As Netflix begins to roll out its new account sharing pricing policy, Tesla drivers can take comfort. Indeed, it will always be possible to watch your favorite series in your electric car, without having to pay extra for account sharing.
This is the news that has caused a lot of ink to flow for a few weeks already. Indeed, if it has always been possible to share your Netflix account with friends or family, the streaming giant is in the process of changing its policy on this subject. Very bad news for users, who would be around 100 million to use this service thanks to the password of a relative.
What about Tesla users?
This then represents a huge shortfall for the platform, which in the third quarter of 2022 had no less thane 223 million subscribers worldwide. A figure that had allowed him to pass Disney +, one of his main competitors with Amazon Prime Video. Yes, but here it is, Netflix wants to go even further in order to maximize its profits.
After announcing the launch of the Essential offer with advertising for 5.99 euros per month, the platform therefore decided to ban account sharing. A measure that quickly created an outcry among users, and which was finally canceled… had to come back a few days later.
Today, four countries are concerned, namely Canada, New Zealand, Spain and Portugal. Thus, only people from the same household can share their account, except by adding between 3.99 and 5.99 euros per month. Each connected device will need to connect to Netflix at least once every 31 days, using the Wi-Fi network linked to the account holder. But what about Tesla owners who use the service in their car?
Not everyone can connect to their home’s Wi-Fi, especially those who live in apartments and have to park their vehicles on the street. If Netflix spokespersons explained so far that Tesla drivers would then have to pay extrathings have changed slightly since then.
In fact, the site Drive Tesla Canada managed to obtain information from the streaming service, which has just entered into a partnership with General Motors to include more electric cars in its productions. While the details are not yet known, a spokesperson for the manufacturer explained that no-account-sharing policy would not apply to Teslas.
Concretely, it will therefore not be necessary to connect once a month to Wi-Fi at home to be able to take advantage of the service. It will therefore always be possible to watch your favorite series from your vehicle, without the need to pay for an additional account. It will then be possible to use the account of a relative, by sharing the password.
Very good news for drivers of cars from the American brand, who can also play video games thanks to the long-awaited integration of the Steam catalog. An improvement promised by Elon Musk in July 2022 which allows the manufacturer to compete with BYD, Polestar or Hyundai. The latter will indeed integrate the GeForce Now cloud gaming service provided by Nvida.
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