Netflix has already started what nobody wanted: start notifying user accounts that they have to choose their main location. And it is that, each and every one of the users of the platform, when the time comes, will have to do it. Everything before February 21, the deadline that the platform has set to end the accounts shared between different households.
For this reason, if you are wondering what you can do to continue sharing an account on Netflix, we are going to give you the different options that you have in your hand. They will even help you Pay less every month for access to the platform.
Connect to the main home with a VPN
At the end of January, the news broke: Netflix will not allow account sharing. However, at that time, we were able to see in its own help center the key with which we could continue sharing an account. Basically, they required us to connect once a month to the main home, that is, at least once every 31 days, so we could continue to have access. Well, although it should be noted that nothing appears in the Netflix home pageit may continue to work for us.
For this, you can set up a VPN server in the main home. This will only be used when Netflix asks us to verify a device that is away from home. So it will not always be, only in specific cases. At that time, we will get the device that we are going to use to watch Netflix to connect to the VPN for a while with the IP of the main home. In this way, there will be no problems, since we will get the location of the device to be verified.
Register an account in Turkey
Another of the options that we find, to be able to continue sharing an account or, at least, pay much less for it is to switch to a Netflix account in Turkey. The most complicated part is the way to start it up the first time. More than anything, because you have to use a VPN to be able to create a platform account in that country.
But, later, we will appreciate it, since we will be saving a good money. In fact, it is paid in Turkish lira. So right now the 4K plan with 4 screens is coming out for about less than 5 euros per month.
At the moment, in this country the restriction of sharing an account has not arrived. So it remains one of the options. And the truth is that it has its risks to do so. More than anything, due to the fact that pay in TRY (Turkish lira). To do this, the best we can do is use a prepaid card from an online bank, such as Bnext. Although a currency exchange commission applies, just 0.02 euros. In addition to that it has a maintenance fee of 0.99 euros. But still, it’s well worth it.
Finally, we cannot ignore the risks. Because, Netflix, could close our account if they catch us, by going against their terms of service. We would lose the profiles, the saved lists, the titles that we have already seen, but it would not go further. What is clear is that it is worth it, because we would not pay the amount that they ask us now for sharing an account with other people (5.99 euros per person) and we would save their premium plan that reaches almost 20 euros per month.