Looking to Share a Netflix Account

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by SeanAppleDude, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. SeanAppleDude macrumors member


    Jun 25, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    Hey guys,

    Why the hell doesn’t Netflix accept PayPal?!?!?

    I was just wondering if anybody wanted to share their Netlfix account with me. I just want to be able to watch the instant movies online, and am not looking to get DVDs in the mail. I would be willing to pay $4 per month.

  2. karsten macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2010
    they probably don't want the unreliability of paypal to deal with. cutting off people's accounts and such
  3. cuestakid macrumors 68000

    Jun 14, 2006
    San Fran
    I will mention this simply because I had a similar dilemma(I have a PS3 and my parents just got a wifi blu-ray with netflix) and contacted netflix to ask - You can have up to 5 or 6 devices tied to a single Netflix account for streaming-that is you could, theoretically, have your mac, pc, PS3, xbox and iPad all set-up for streaming-keep in mind that you could only have one Cue.

    So if you can find someone wiling to share their cue with you that may be easier
  4. petebkrdude macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2009

    A Netflix prepaid card can be found at any:
    Major grocery store
    Major gas station
    Major hardware chains
    Best Buy
    Home Depot
  5. Shanewilliams macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2010
    Im not sure what the OP issue is exactly other then not being able to use paypal, but if its lack of a credit or debit card....a prepaid netflix card will be useless! Even with a prepaid card a credit card is still required to be on file unless something has changed recently.
  6. Cartaphilus, Feb 1, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011

    Cartaphilus macrumors 6502a

    Dec 24, 2007
    No one outside your household is permitted to use your streaming Netflix subscription, as set out in the Netflix licensing agreement:

    3.1 Content. Title and intellectual property rights in and to any content displayed by or accessed through the Software belongs to the respective content owner. Such content is protected by copyright or other intellectual property laws and treaties, and is subject to terms of use of the third party providing such content. Apart from your right to view the third-party content, this License Agreement does not grant you the right to copy, distribute, prepare derivative works, publicly display, or make other use of such content. You are prohibited from engaging in or facilitating the unauthorized P2P file-sharing of third-party content, such as the unauthorized posting, making available, uploading, downloading or other distribution of such third-party content.


    Unless otherwise specified, the Netflix service, and any content viewed through our service, are for your personal and non-commercial use only and we grant you a limited, non exclusive, non transferable, license to access the Netflix service for that purpose.

    I'm sure a board with the integrity of MacRumors would not appreciate their servers being used to facilitate a violation of intellectual property rights. And living in Philadelphia I doubt you'd want to have to travel to California where the Netflix agreement allows them to sue you either in Federal or state court. If you fail to appear (in person, or by a California lawyer you hire), a default judgement will likely be rendered against you which can be executed in Pennsylvania to levy on your bank accounts, real or personal property, or to garnish your wages, if any.

    For a lousy four bucks more a month you can avoid these risks, and in the bargain avoid making yourself a thief. You may have heard that Santa Clara County, where you will have consented to personal jurisdiction, doesn't look kindly on people who steal from tech companies, and, frankly, neither do I.
  7. petebkrdude macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2009
  8. petebkrdude macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2009
    Cc or not

    Or go to Walmart and purchase a prepaid Visa and use it....
    There are many options for those who wish it.
  9. SeanAppleDude thread starter macrumors member


    Jun 25, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    Thanks for the help guys.

    I actually figured out that you can add PayPal as payment method.
    Crazy right?! Did they just add this feature, because I could never find it?
  10. BigYellow macrumors member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Waaaaaow settle down there cowboy! Did someone find **** in their cheerios this morning?

    And OP, yes I believe that's a new thing.

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