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Post 1 made on Friday January 11, 2019 at 18:24
thecapnredfish
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I read Netflix will be cracking down, softly to start on account sharing. Using new software that will monitor who is and where it is being used. Kind of like it. Little wake up for cord cutters. You will be paying as all of us will in some way or another. Give it time.
Post 2 made on Friday January 11, 2019 at 18:28
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Why does it matter?  They only allow a certain amount of active streams at a time, home, cabin, cell, tablet, friends house, why does it matter where they come from?  Don't try to fix something that ain't broke, limiting the amount of streams at a time is a great way to do it.
Post 3 made on Friday January 11, 2019 at 18:38
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On January 11, 2019 at 18:28, internetraver said...
Why does it matter?† They only allow a certain amount of active streams at a time, home, cabin, cell, tablet, friends house, why does it matter where they come from?† Don't try to fix something that ain't broke, limiting the amount of streams at a time is a great way to do it.

Have plenty of clients on their kids accounts. Itíll matter for 10 minutes and $12mth at some point.
Post 4 made on Friday January 11, 2019 at 19:21
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On January 11, 2019 at 18:28, internetraver said...
Why does it matter?† They only allow a certain amount of active streams at a time, home, cabin, cell, tablet, friends house, why does it matter where they come from?† Don't try to fix something that ain't broke, limiting the amount of streams at a time is a great way to do it.

It matters because Netflix makes more money if more people have to have their own accounts. This just seems so obvious!

Let's take a moment to recall something masterful: the 2001 Black Sunday attack of DirecTV: [Link: blog.codinghorror.com]
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Post 5 made on Friday January 11, 2019 at 19:48
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On January 11, 2019 at 19:21, Ernie Gilman said...
It matters because Netflix makes more money if more people have to have their own accounts. This just seems so obvious!

Let's take a moment to recall something masterful: the 2001 Black Sunday attack of DirecTV: [Link: blog.codinghorror.com]

Beautiful. I recall the great zap but had no idea of the back story. Meanwhile, cable companies had to comb the streets for rogue splitters until the advent of the addressable box.
Post 6 made on Friday January 11, 2019 at 20:10
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Is their software sophisticated enough to be able to tell if Iím sharing an account with my in-laws, or if my kids are visiting them for a few days?
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Post 7 made on Friday January 11, 2019 at 20:16
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So you'll be restricted to where you can watch and how many streams?

They'll start charging by the hour soon.
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Post 8 made on Friday January 11, 2019 at 20:53
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On January 11, 2019 at 19:21, Ernie Gilman said...
It matters because Netflix makes more money if more people have to have their own accounts. This just seems so obvious!

Let's take a moment to recall something masterful: the 2001 Black Sunday attack of DirecTV: [Link: blog.codinghorror.com]

The way they do it now is great, they shouldn't care where the streams are coming from because the streams are limited.  If they change for the sole purpose of acquiring more clients, i.e.money, they'll alienate people and end up losing more clients.
THIS just seems so obvious...... but obviously some need it explained!!

My parents first used our account when they got into Netflix.  It was fine when they didn't watch it much.  As they got into it and liked it, we started to run into conflicts.  No worries, they liked it enough to get their own account.  New customer for Netflix that they probably wouldn't have without them being able to "test the waters".
Post 9 made on Friday January 11, 2019 at 21:00
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I donít think they will lose customers. The people paying for it already wonít be offended by this move. I like the idea of people paying for their own service just like I do.
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Post 10 made on Friday January 11, 2019 at 22:00
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On January 11, 2019 at 21:00, Fins said...
I donít think they will lose customers. The people paying for it already wonít be offended by this move. I like the idea of people paying for their own service just like I do.

Maybe not, the product itself it pretty damn good and they have new stuff almost daily.  Realistically the price is quite low for all they offer.

I'm probably just butt-hurt with all this DTV-AT&T shenanigans lately.  The fact that some of my clients pay upwards of $200 a month for service at their house but DTV expects them to also pay that amount for service at their cabin and garage condominium is pretty savage.  Give people some kind of a deal to split that bill between their multiple properties.
Post 11 made on Friday January 11, 2019 at 22:10
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On January 11, 2019 at 22:00, internetraver said...
Maybe not, the product itself it pretty damn good and they have new stuff almost daily.† Realistically the price is quite low for all they offer.

I'm probably just butt-hurt with all this DTV-AT&T shenanigans lately.† The fact that some of my clients pay upwards of $200 a month for service at their house but DTV expects them to also pay that amount for service at their cabin and garage condominium is pretty savage.† Give people some kind of a deal to split that bill between their multiple properties.

Iím pissed that AT&T pulled HBO from Dish so they can use it to leverage new DTV customers. HBO hasnít had a contract dispute with any service provider since the network was created 40 years ago until AT&T bought HBO
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OP | Post 12 made on Saturday January 12, 2019 at 05:31
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Post 13 made on Saturday January 12, 2019 at 06:55
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You'll basically need an account per household like cable?

They alluded to people traveling being covered in the article I read. How will they know your daughter's house isn't a 2nd home?
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Post 14 made on Saturday January 12, 2019 at 07:25
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On January 12, 2019 at 06:55, techvalley said...
You'll basically need an account per household like cable?

They alluded to people traveling being covered in the article I read. How will they know your daughter's house isn't a 2nd home?

My guess is they will use algorithms to figure out itís not you. Iím sure they have extensive data on the types of things you watch.
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Post 15 made on Saturday January 12, 2019 at 09:39
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On January 11, 2019 at 22:00, internetraver said...
Maybe not, the product itself it pretty damn good and they have new stuff almost daily.† Realistically the price is quite low for all they offer.

I'm probably just butt-hurt with all this DTV-AT&T shenanigans lately.† The fact that some of my clients pay upwards of $200 a month for service at their house but DTV expects them to also pay that amount for service at their cabin and garage condominium is pretty savage.† Give people some kind of a deal to split that bill between their multiple properties.

How would that be affected if they use the ATT/DTV app, rather than a dish? Do they have internet?
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