Netflix customers in the UK who are sharing accounts with people “outside their household” have finally started receiving warning emails.
It’s been a long time coming, but after discussions seem to have been ongoing for close to two years now, and UK trials that charge for external household sharing started back in March 2022, Netflix has announced this week that it’s finally begun the process of sending warning emails out to subscribers that it believes are password sharing.
The company said it was sending emails about account sharing to customers in 103 countries and territories across the globe – including the UK, France, Germany, the US, Australia, Singapore, Mexico, and Brazil.
The emails remind sharers Netflix account should just be used in one household.
The move to send out warning emails this week comes as the streaming service continues to look for other revenue streams, and follows trials in which primary account holders were required to pay an additional charge for users outside of their household on top of the monthly subscription fee.
With the company revealing it estimates that more than 100 million households have supplied their log-in details to people outside of their households, Netflix said it was “pleased” with the trial results.
Paying Netflix customers in the UK can add a member outside of their homes for an additional fee of £4.99 per month, and for this extra charge, can also transfer a person’s profile, which means the additional user can keep their viewing history and recommendations.
Crucially though, as has been a concern for countless Netflix customers globally, this does not include travel to other countries.
Under the new policies, Netflix has confirmed that people within the same household can continue sharing a Netflix account, and that subscribers can use it on various devices when travelling abroad or outside their home country.
ITV confirms release date for new single parents dating show dubbed ‘middle-aged Love Island’
ITV has confirmed that its brand-new dating series for single parents is officially a thing, and it’s hitting our screens later this year.
It had long been rumoured that ITV had a somewhat Love Island-inspired spin-off series geared more towards those looking for love in the middle of their lives in the works, with reports hotly-tipping it to hit screens soon first surfacing back in July of last year – but nothing was actually set in stone at that point.
Then it was revealed back in January that, after months of speculation, all the rumours were true, as the broadcaster was actively casting for contestants and calling on single parents across the UK to get their applications in.
Already having been dubbed “middle-aged Love Island”, but previously called the working title of The Romance Retreat, ITV explained when it first put out the casting call that the new series would see a group of “vibrant single parents” from across the UK all meet under one roof, and that it was set to be the only dating show where they can search for love in a safe space.
Now, coming up to six months after that initial casting call, ITV has confirmed that the long-awaited series is finally set to hit TV screens later this autumn.
Given the new official title of My Mum, Your Dad, and hosted by legendary TV presenter Davina McCall, ITV took to social media yesterday to reveal that the “secret is finally out”.
Teasing a little more information about the new show, ITV explained: “My Mum, Your Dad is a brand-new series following a group of single parents looking for a second chance at love. They’ve been nominated by their grown-up kids, but what they don’t know is that their kids are watching their every move, playing matchmaker and holding cushions over their faces as they watch the shenanigans.”
An exact release date for the show is expected to be announced by ITV in due course, so you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled.
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First Dates’ Merlin Griffiths has been given the ‘all clear’ from bowel cancer
Merlin Griffiths has been given the ‘all clear’ from bowel cancer following his first-year scan. Things you absolutely LOVE to hear.
The beloved First Datesbartender was diagnosed with stage three bowel cancer back in 2021 and had undergone multiple surgeries since then, including a first robotic operation to remove a 4.5cm-wide tumour in April last year.
Now, after going along for multiple CT scans following his first full year of treatment, Merlin received the final results from his doctor who confirmed that he has been given the all-clear, sharing the email on his Instagram account.