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To boot everyone off my netflix account?

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Crazyoldmaurice · 12/11/2019 20:50

Had a long shitty day and feeling rather rotten with a sore throat. Finally got my 4&2 year old in bed and have been looking forward to keep watching unbelievable on netflix but lo and behold theres too many devices currently watching!

My inlaws are watching only fools and horses in bed on the iPad (fil has the bloody boxset on dvd) and either my mum/bro/sister are watching The Sinner. I feel bad for my inlaws as they are both poorly with chest infections but ffs, I bet if my mum is watching shes bloody fallen asleep.

Aibu to boot them all off so I can watch it?

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Am I being unreasonable?

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You are being unreasonable
You are NOT being unreasonable
YippeeKayakOtherBuckets · 12/11/2019 20:52

Do they pay you for it? They don’t. I know they don’t.

Change the password immediately and snuggle down and don’t feel even the smidgiest bit of guilt.

BumbleBeee69 · 12/11/2019 20:52

Nope.. kick them all off.. Flowers

YippeeKayakOtherBuckets · 12/11/2019 20:53

Or upgrade it and invoice them.

Crazyoldmaurice · 12/11/2019 20:55

My OH keeps telling me to pull the plug but I know how annoying it is when you are settled into watching something... the only fools and horses thing pisses me off though as it's all they watch!

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TerrifiedandWorried · 12/11/2019 20:56

Change password, tell them account was hacked. Forget to give new password.

switswoo81 · 12/11/2019 20:56

I think Netflix is changing so they wont be able to use yours anymore.
But no Yanbu boot them off. Watching The Devil Next Door here very upsetting.

BritInUS1 · 12/11/2019 20:57

Buy them subscriptions for Christmas

Britbox has Only Fools & Horses I think

TerrifiedandWorried · 12/11/2019 20:57

Unbelievable is brilliant, isn't it?

user1471517900 · 12/11/2019 20:57

Of course everyone will say boot them off. Based on your second post it feels like you won't. It's your account, you want to watch do so.

siriusblackthemischieviouscat · 12/11/2019 20:59

If you pay for it and not them boot them off.

GoldLeafTree · 12/11/2019 21:03

Upgrade to a premium plan so you can watch on 4 different screens at the same time then change it back to your current plan tomorrow

Cuddling57 · 12/11/2019 21:06

Can people use Netflix at different addresses? How many people can log in at the same time and watch different things? Asking for a friend ...

sewinginscotland · 12/11/2019 21:13

It's only £7, they should get their own subscription!

Change your password without a second thought, tell them it's something you should do regularly and you'd forgotten they were piggybacking on your account.

AlwaysCheddar · 12/11/2019 21:17

No sympathy. Make them pay their own subscription.

TryingToBeBold · 12/11/2019 21:17

You can pay to have more users on but I would ask them to start contributing.
A family members bf did this. After renaming the other users to 'thief' Grin

justilou1 · 12/11/2019 21:22

Absolutely change the password

diddl · 12/11/2019 21:24

Well I'd certainly check on your mum & boot her off if she's asleep!

Derbee · 12/11/2019 21:55

Not very generous posters! We pay for premium which allows 4 users, and downloads to 4 devices. All the family use it. I see how it would be annoying if there are too many people on it when you want to use it though.

Derbee · 12/11/2019 21:56

Seems silly for lots of people to have to pay for the same service, when it generally works to share

NarcolepticOuchMouse · 12/11/2019 21:56

I kick people off mine fairly regularly. I wasn't happy with DP giving it to his brother but I was told he'd only have it on one device...he's currently got it on 7! His gf and their son watch it regularly. If I can't get on it everyone gets booted off and I only give the password when asked. If they have a problem they can get their own.

YouFellAsleeep · 12/11/2019 22:01

I wouldn’t share the details with more people than screens you’re allowed to watch on. That’s what then causes issues like this. I let my sister use mine, but I’m the only other person who uses it and I can use 2 screens at the same time.

I did read a while ago though that Netflix are supposed to be cutting down on sharing accounts out of the household.

PickleChips · 12/11/2019 22:03

Don’t upgrade to premium. You’re not supposed to share logins with people outside your household and Netflix plan to crack down it soon.

Chickychoccyegg · 12/11/2019 22:07

i would feel no guilt booting everyone off and changing the password

VaperCut · 12/11/2019 22:10

That must be so annoying. My DB has given me his Netflix password for my DS. But I made sure only I know the password (even DH doesn't) so I can limit when DS watches it, and we only use one screen. I would never take the piss out of DB's kindness.

CheshireChat · 12/11/2019 22:16

If you don't want to do it permanently, just boot them, change the password and switch it back tomorrow

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