If Netflix wants to fix the problem of shared user accounts, it begins with software, not prices.
The Associated Press reported today the video-streaming company is testing new pricing options. The article states they're trying, "..a $6.99-a-month plan that allows only one video stream to be watched at once, and a $9.99-a-month plan that allows three streams at one time, whether on a TV, tablet or computer...Netflix's standard $7.99-a-month plan allows users to watch video on up to 2 screens at once, including TVs and mobile devices. An $11.99-a-month service allows up to four shows at once. Netflix announced that plan in April."
This is the wrong route and will not fix shared user accounts.The whole reason as to why people share their accounts with friends is because they can. The selling point was to be able to watch it on your tablet, laptop, TV, etc...
Ok, that's what we did. Netflix's failure to identify the loopholes in their system is their fault and their fault alone, not users.
If Netflix doesn't respond with software patches or some kind of account restrictions mixed with some form of web restrictions, they're wasting your time.
Putting these streaming rules in place, along with price changes, are going to simply make users refine their habits on how to continue taking advantage of the system. The only downfall will be Netflix will get a few more pennies each month. This hurts everyone. They designed a system that is now out of their hands and the most they can do is keep attacking your wallet. There is no solution that will not inspire users to leave and find another video service...and repeat the process.