A New App that Puts an end to Sharing Netflix Passwords
Many of us like to share a Netflix account rather than pay for their own. It’s cheaper, isn’t it? We are all in for a good bargain, that’s for sure, but it might not work for too long. The Netflix account sharing may come to an end thanks to a new AI-powered app introduced at CES 2019. The app uses an artificial intelligence algorithm to identify accounts which share credentials and flag them.
To address this issue, Netflix tried to limit the number of active screens allowed in each subscription plan. But you know that this doesn’t prevent five people in different parts of the country from sharing two or three screens. That new app could though be the answer they’ve been looking for.
The company behind this invention is Synmedia, a software development company. Their new software is called Synmedia Credentials Sharing Insight and can track users who share their account information with others.
Synamedia Credentials Sharing Insight
Any streaming company like Netflix could buy access to this Synamedia Credentials Sharing Insight app. The tool is supposed to be able to identify, monitor and analyze credentials sharing activity across streaming accounts. The software assesses multiple factors like what is the location of the account, what device is it being streamed on and so on. Then, it can flag off the accounts that share passwords.
Netflix can then decide what to do next. If the password sharing pattern seems fishy, it can choose to shut down the account. But if the password sharing pattern has been spotted between family members, the company might only send you a mail asking you to upgrade to a premium account.
Even though the app makes such great promises, we have no clue regarding its accuracy. Given that the app uses a machine learning algorithm, it will be analyzing vast amounts of data to make the right decisions. And errors may come along with it. That’s something that no one can predict.
What we know for sure is that if Netflix does implements the tool, there will be a lot of unhappy customers with their accounts flagged.