Part of the changes brought about by this ban on account sharing was the need to establish a primary home for the streaming platform. A Netflix home is a set of devices connected to the internet in the place where you usually watch Netflix. A Netflix home can be set up using a TV. All devices using the Netflix account with the same internet connection as that TV will automatically be part of the Netflix home.
How to bypass the home limitation
As we explained, from now on it is necessary make your Netflix home Signing in to Netflix from a TV connected to your WiFi. In case you have not done so, the platform itself has been able to choose one according to your usage patterns.
It should be noted that Netflix does not perform fine positioning using GPS and that instead it is based on other somewhat more diffuse parameters, so it may still work for some secondary contact of the account before the message in the image above appears: “To determine if a device from which your account is logged in is connected to your primary location, we use information such as IP addresses, device identifiers, and account activity. We do not collect GPS data to try to determine the exact location of devices. We use the IP address of the Netflix device or application to determine general location (such as city, state/province, and zip code).”
Since Netflix is not prohibited to use when we go on vacation or spend a weekend away, the system send confirmation emails to the owner home Netflix to find out if you have changed your location. This is precisely the key to being able to continue sharing an account.
Automatically forward Netflix emails
If any of the contacts we shared Netflix with connect, the system will detect a new location and it will ask for the validation code in the same way as if we connected ourselves from a new place.
Netflix will send a verification link to the account email address. The verification links they expire after 15 minutes, so the holder will not be able to be 100% pending to forward them to their contacts.
However, tasks can be automated email forwarding Under some conditions. This will mean that the 15-minute limitation is not met and we will not have to wait for the email to know when someone is going to use our account. It can be done from any email client and without risking the security or privacy of the data you have in your Netflix account.
For example, in Gmail you would simply search for one of those verification emails by clicking the “Show Search Option” button on the right hand side of the search bar at the top of Gmail and entering the Netflix email address which sent you the verification code in the “From:” field.
Once this sender is located, use the function called “Create filter” and on the screen mark the “Forward to:” option. Click on “Add forwarding address” to add the emails of the people who access your Netflix account. In this way, the next time someone connects to Netflix and they need the new location verification link or code, they will receive it directly in their inbox without the owner having to wait for forwarding or also provide the keys of the email account.