Amazon Prime, Blockbuster mercilessly mock Netflix over its password-sharing crackdown

Netflix has decided to attempt to clamp down on users who share their accounts with family members who live in other locations and both Amazon Prime Video UK and Blockbuster are mocking the service mercilessly for doing so.

The controversial crackdown is problematic since users are either claiming family members are living with them when they aren’t or are quitting Netflix over the monumentally ill-conceived move. Some might even say that if they weren’t paying the Obamas and other leftist radicals millions, they would have a much bigger viewership that would make cracking down on subscribers unnecessary.

Prime Video UK Twitter’s account trolled Netflix big time with an image that the platform put out in 2017. The company did an about-face and now wants every dime it can squeeze out of viewers. Amazon posted the image from Netflix of user-profiles spelling out “Who’s watching? Everyone who has our password.” It also ironically captioned it “Love is sharing a password.” How things have changed evidently.

Amazon has no issues with viewers sharing passwords. Netflix’s move will simply drive more business to Amazon no doubt.

Under the new rules that are now taking hold in 103 countries, including the US and UK, people watching Netflix using someone else’s account now have to create and pay for their own logins. If you still want to share an account with someone in a different household, you have to sign up for “paid sharing” at an added cost of $8 a month. For a service that is already not worth the price it is charging which ranges between $6.99 and $19.99 a month, that’s going to be the straw that broke the viewer’s back.

Blockbuster also knocked Netflix over the abusive move, saying it “didn’t care” if customers shared its product “as long as you returned it on time.” Blockbuster has one store left in Bend, Oregon but rumor has it that it’s about to make a comeback. The owners rejected Netflix trying to get them to buy the platform for $50 million in 2000, according to the Daily Mail.

Netflix users were not amused by the mandate. Many threatened to cancel over it.

One user posted, “Sorry but us as users should #Boicot Netflix and complain even delete accounts so they don’t force us to this. I pay extra to use 4 device it shouldn’t matter how I used them.”

Another quipped, “I’ll just delete @netflix tbh, the platform isn’t even that good and there’s so many other streaming services. @netflix is about to go the way of blockbuster.”

The Daily Mail claims that an “analysis of Google search data also reveals that online searches for ‘cancel Netflix account’ rocketed 2,939 percent in the UK on Wednesday, May 24.”

Paid sharing indicates that Netflix won’t stop password sharing. They’ll monetize it as the other way of making money.

Twitter users mocked Netflix as well and many headed for the exit:

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