Netflix had started a plan a few months ago in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru to add an extra cost to shared plans and despite resistance and criticism, they have now added 5 more Latin American countries: Argentina, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
The justification is delivered by the streaming service in a statement, where it says:
“It’s great that our members like the Netflix movies and tv shows who want to share them more widely. But today’s widespread sharing of accounts between households undermines our long-term ability to invest and improve our service. So we’ve been carefully exploring different ways for people who want to share their account to pay a little more.”
How much will the price rise in Argentina, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
- Buy additional houses: To use your Netflix account in additional households, we will ask you to pay an extra [219 pesos por mes por hogar en Argentina / $ 2.99 por mes por hogar en la República Dominicana / $ 2.99 por mes por hogar en Honduras / $ 2.99 por mes por hogar en El Salvador / $ 2.99 por mes por hogar en Guatemala]. Basic plan members can add one additional home, Standard up to two additional homes, and Premium up to three additional homes.