The FAQ pages for countries where Netflix is testing extra membership fees for account sharing have tweaked the rules. The Costa Rican Help Center states that devices must connect to the Wi-Fi at the primary location and watch something on Netflix “at least once every 31 days.” The company will use information “such as IP addresses, device IDs, and account activity” to determine whether a device signed into an account is connected to the primary location. A device may be blocked from watching Netflix if it’s deemed to fall outside of the household. As further set out in the guidelines, if you are the primary account owner and you find yourself travelling between locations, you can request a temporary code to access Netflix for seven consecutive days. Alternatively, you can update your primary location if it has changed.
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