The power social media has. So much power that it got a streaming giant to backtrack its infamous password-sharing rules.
Netflix is backtracking its new rules of password sharing after a list of guidelines went viral this week on social media, with many people not feeling it.
The rules reportedly included “a requirement for all devices using the same account to be linked to the same Wi-Fi, for all devices to log in and stream on that Wi-Fi every 31 days, and for a user to set a primary location, which has to be a television, leaving regular travelers, college students, and many more demanding to know how the company would accommodate them.”
Now Netflix alleges that those rules only apply to people living in Costa Rica, Peru, and Chile.
“For a brief time yesterday, a help center article containing information that is only applicable to Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru went live in other countries,” a spokesperson for Netflix told The Streamable, adding, “We have since updated it.”
The guidelines have since been removed from Netflix’s site.
Netflix is testing the anti-sharing passwords in Latin America, with most of the changes facing a huge pushback from users understandingly.
If the feedback continues in a negative way, Netflix will start implementing the suggestions in an effort to give viewers a say.