Netflix adds “extra home” fee, will block usage in other homes if you don’t pay

By | July 19, 2022
In this photo illustration a Netflix app logo is displayed on a smartphone with dollar bills in the background.


Four months ago, Netflix began its crackdown on password sharing by creating an “extra member” fee for users who share accounts with people they don’t live with. The extra member fee of about $2 to $3 per month was implemented in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru, with Netflix saying it would evaluate the rollout before making changes in other countries.

On Monday this week, Netflix announced a different kind of fee it will charge customers who share accounts. The new one requires customers to pay for “extra homes” and will be charged starting August 22 in Argentina, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

“Beginning August 22, 2022, if your Netflix account is being used on a TV outside of your home, you will need to pay an extra $2.99 per month for each extra home. You will only be charged when you or someone who uses your account chooses to add an extra home—this fee will NOT be automatically charged,” Netflix says on its Honduras pricing page.

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