To not want them using my Netflix?
Wellwellwel · 01/09/2022 18:07
I know this is a complete first world problem but WIBU to kick my husband's ex off my Netflix?
I have a Netflix account, one I had from even before I met DH, I pay for it myself (we don't completely share finances). There if a profile on there that my step son uses which is absolutely fine. He's young so it's a kids profile. However I've noticed there is another profile with his name on that's an adults profile and it's been watching things that obviously aren't him. When we asked he said mummy and her partner that one.
AIBU to think she's a cheeky sod and to change my password and boot them off? Step son rarely uses it these days, I don't think he's been on it at either house this year tbh.
Admittedly I don't like my husband's ex because she's a pain in the backside in a lot of ways and enjoys being difficult for the sake of it so no I don't want to be paying for a service for her and her partner to use. Obviously wasn't bothered about DSS using it, but not her.
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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CactusBlossom · 01/09/2022 20:17
Lurkerlot · 01/09/2022 18:48
Use a net browser to log onto your account, ensure your mobile is listed as the account recovery password. Set a parental control PIN, on the original SS account, and set age appropriate content, on second account do the same. On second account add a screen limitation time, to say, half an hour. This ensures 1. They get most of the way through watching a programme, when it turns itself off. 2. That you have been responsible and introduced screen time and age appropriate restrictions.
This way, they know you have seen the second account, and they will have to contact you, to get any of it lifted, thereby admitting they have been using it.
@Lurkerlot Oooh, very stylish! 👏🏻
@TheGirlWhoLived but it's not free!
My suggestion would be to cancel the payment for a month (i.e. no service for that month) and say nothing. A month later, set up a new subscription with only the people you want to have access. I'm not a Netflix user myself, so I don't know whether you have an annual or a monthly subscription, or whether you would lose out by doing this. Definitely CF for doing this without your knowledge or permission. Alternatively, invoice them!
Doremisofarsogood · 01/09/2022 20:19
This happened to us, with DSS having the password to our Netflix for his TV when he's here. Icons appeared with random user names when he wasn't here....I changed the password and nothing was ever mentioned, we deleted the random profiles. Cheeky fuckers!
Ohahjustalittlebit · 01/09/2022 20:19
Delete them and change the password. IF anyone queries it you are cutting costs and now down to the cheapest package which is one user.
My brothers ex kept his password for years and he did not know. She changed her account to a picture of the settings cog wheel and named it settings and he genuinely thought it was a settings feature on netflix should he ever have an issue. Was a fairly genius idea so must have been someone elses cos shes not that clever.
Bitterbean · 01/09/2022 21:00
Very cheeky of them! But you don't need to change your password to boot them off. You can just log into your account on a computer and look for the different users(which will include you, your DSS, them etc) , and boot them off that way. Maybe do it at 9:30pm when they are likely to be using it...
SmellsLikeMiddleAgeSpirit · 01/09/2022 21:58
They are in the middle of a very popular series. Might skip it to the last few minutes so when they hit resume they'll see the end. Woops spoilers.
Love it! Do that... or at the very least sign out of all devices and change password. Cheeky heckers.
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