Netflix is now facing some backlash after it restricted the option to share accounts. If you are one of their subscribers, you will be charged more for every extra user you share your account with outside your home. After this announcement was made, the platform’s closest competitors reacted and made fun of Netflix for its decision.
Amazon Prime Video used social media to mock the new restrictive policy. The competitor decided to retweet a message which Netflix posted to Twitter on March 2017 that read “love is sharing a password.” Also, Amazon posted a picture in which their interface can be seen in addition to a clear message – “Who is watching? Everyone who has our password.” With this, they let users know their service did not have the same account limitations.
Surprisingly, Blockbuster also joined the criticism wave against Netflix. The DVD and Blu-ray company posted a message to Twitter, which quickly went viral. The tweet talks about how they did not have any issue with their users sharing their movies as long as they returned them on time.
As it was expected, the tweet did not come unnoticed and it started getting a number of likes and re-tweets. Because of this, Internet users used the occasion to express their discomfort toward the new restriction, and some of them even affirmed they would leave the streaming service.