Netflix Finally Cracks Down on Illegal Password Sharing In New Experiment- VyWhy

Last updated on 2022-06-01 20:47:03


The test allows account owners to add additional out-of-house members.

The days of sharing your friend’s neighbor’s uncle’s Netflix password could soon be over. Variety reports that the streamer will soon launch a test letting primary account holders pay an additional fee for users outside their households, in an attempt to cut down on illegal password sharing.

According to Netflix director of product innovation Chengyi Long, the streaming service’s latest test will launch within the next few weeks in three countries: Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru.

“We’ve always made it easy for people who live together to share their Netflix account, with features like separate profiles and multiple streams in our Standard and Premium plans,” Long wrote in a blog post about the test. “While these have been hugely popular, they have also created some confusion about when and how Netflix can be shared. As a result, accounts are being shared between households — impacting our ability to invest in great new TV and films for our members.”

In the test countries, adding a sub-member costs 2380 CLP in Chile, $2.99 USD in Costa Rica, and $7.9 PEN in Peru.

In other words, Netflix would like you to pay up, please! This option would enable accout owners to cut down on Netflix costs by asking friends or family members to send money for their share of the account. But if you’ve engaged in password sharing, don’t panic. Right now, there’s no word as to whether this test will actually expand beyond those three countries.

“We’ll be working to understand the utility of these two features for members in these three countries before making changes anywhere else in the world,” Long added.

Netflix is also testing the ability to let subscribers transfer user profiles to new accounts. So if you’ve got extra people hogging your account, this is the feature for you!

Of course, this isn’t the only time that the streamer has tried to cut down on password sharing. Last March, the company began asking select viewers to verify the account they’re using with a code sent to the email address or phone of the user.

So, will this new test finally convince people to stop shelling out their password information? Only time will tell.

‘Blue Miracle’ True Story: The Real Omar Venegas Hopes …

27-05-2021 · The Netflix movie Blue Miracle is loosely based on a true story that made headlines in 2014: A group of orphans who had never fished before caught 385-pound marlin in a finishing tournament and...

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If you’ve ever read a news story that has made you feel any semblance of emotion, you better believe there is a team of Hollywood executives somewhere trying to turn that news story into a movie.  Such is the case with Blue Miracle, the latest based-on-a-true-story Netflix movie that began streaming on Thursday.

Directed by Julio Quintana (The Vessel), who also co-wrote the script with Chris Dowling, Blue Miracle stars Jimmy Gonzales as the director of a financially struggling orphanage in Mexico and Dennis Quaid as the cranky sea captain who takes some of those orphans out to sea to catch a big fish. It’s the sort of feel-good movie that is undoubtedly cheesy, but might put a smile on your family’s face this weekend.

And the film is even more heartwarming when you know that Blue Miracle is based on a true story. Here’s what we know about the real Casa Hogar orphanage.

What is the Blue Miracle true story?

The Netflix movie Blue Miracle is loosely based on a true story that made headlines in 2014: A group of orphans who had never fished before caught 385-pound marlin in a finishing tournament and donated their winnings.

That year, the Bisbee’s Black & Blue Fishing Tournament came to the host city of Cabo San Lucas in Mexico just five weeks after a hurricane wreaked havoc on the region. In an effort to keep the tournament alive, and to help stimulate the local economy, the Bisbee’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fund created a “Cabo Relief Fund,” and an anonymous donor pledged to pay the $5,000 entry fee for any team that agreed to hire a local boat. Because the entry fee was waived, the boys were from the child-caregiver organization Casa Hogar were able to enter the competition.

For their catch, Team Casa Hogar won $258,325 in prize money—which they donated back to the Casa Hogar organization. The money was used to remodel the facilities, and a girls’ program was added.

Is Papa Omar a real person? Is Casa Hogar a real orphanage?

Yes and yes! Omar Venegas, aka “Papa Omar,” is the real-life director of Casa Hogar, and was the one to reel in the 385-pound blue marlin. You can see pictures of the real Omar at the end of the movie, just before the Blue Miracle credits.

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In an interview with Netflix for the film’s press notes, Venegas said he hopes that the movie version of these events will help raise awareness for the real Casa Hogar. The organization received no official compensation for the film.

“I want everyone to have the opportunity to see Casa Hogar and how God is doing his work,” Venegas said. You can donate to help Casa Hogar provide housing, food, and supervision to kids in need on the Casa Hogar website.

Though it was not included in the movie, Venegas’s real life was even more dramatic than the Hollywood movie—shortly after he found out they would be in the tournament he was injured in a severe car accident. “[God] made sure I was in the tournament,” Venegas said. “Things happen on God’s plan. God always gives his blessings wholly, He never gives just half.”

Is Captain Wade Malloy a real person?

No. As far as I can tell, Dennis Quaid’s character, Captain Wade Malloy, is completely fictional and was invented for the film. Apparently, this based-on-a-true-story movie needed a fictional white guy lead. Hollywood strikes again!

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 4: Premiere Date, Trailer, Cast and More

17-06-2021 · The first Stranger Things Season 4 trailer premiered all the way back on February 14, 2020. Cheekily titled “From Russia with love…”, the …

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Sometimes it feels like there hasn’t been a new season of Stranger Things since the 1980s, even though it’s only been about two and a half years since Stranger Things Season 3 hit Netflix. When we last left the plucky teens and tweens of Hawkins, Indiana, they were reeling from heavy losses. Hopper (David Harbour) seemingly sacrificed himself to save the world and Billy (Dacre Mongomery) died as a result of his run-ins with the villainous Mind Flayer. Stranger Things 3 ended with Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) leaving Hawkins with sons Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) and Will (Noah Schnapp) and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown).

However since Stranger Things ended in July 2019, we’ve gotten a bunch of tantalizing teases about what horrors Stranger Things 4 will bring to our beloved heroes and heroines. As early as February 2020, Netflix revealed that Hopper was not only alive, but stuck in a far-off Siberian prison camp. More recently, Netflix dropped an eerie teaser looking back at Eleven’s relationship with her “Papa,” the mysterious (and thought to be dead?) Martin Brenner (Matthew Modine).

So how much longer will we have to wait for Stranger Things Season 4? What will the new season of the Netflix series be about? And who’s in the Stranger Things cast? Here’s everything we know so far about Stranger Things Season 4…

What Will Stranger Things Season 4 Be About?

Oh, that I wish I knew! Of course the plot of Stranger Things Season 4 is one of the more tightly-kept secrets out there, but we have some sense of where things will go.

According to the Duffer Brothers, in Stranger Things Season 4, “a new horror is beginning to surface, something long buried, something that connects everything.” That said, expect more Upside Down shenanigans, a look back at Project MKUltra, and our scattered heroes (eventually) being reunited.

So where will our heroes be when we meet them again? We know that Hopper is stuck in a prison camp in Russia. Joyce has moved away from Hawkins with Will, Jonathan, and Eleven. Robin and Steve have moved up from Chips Ahoy to the local video store. And some casting news has hinted we will be visiting a psychiatric hospital.

The first episode of Stranger Things Season 4 is tentatively titled “The Hellfire Club.” That may sound like a reference to the villainous underworld club of the X-Men comics, but Netflix confirmed it’s actually the name of the Hawkins High School’s official D&D club. And it sounds like Dustin might be joining??

Who’s in the Cast of Stranger Things Season 4?

Let’s just say the Stranger Things cast is packed for Season 4.

Returning to the series are… David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven (also known as “El” or Jane Hopper), Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley, Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Brett Gelman as Murray Bauman, and it appears, Matthew Modine as Martin Brenner.

Netflix has also announced a few new cast members for Stranger Things Season 4. Back in November 2020, Deadline reported that Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Englund, Eduardo Franco, Joseph Quinn, Tom Wlaschiha, Sherman Augustus, Mason Dye, and Nikola Djuricko were joining the show.

During Geeked Week, Netflix also revealed that Anne with an E star Amybeth McNulty will be playing Vickie, “a cool, fast-talking band nerd who catches the eye of one of our heroes,” Myles Truitt will be playing Hawkins basketball star Patrick, Grace Van Dien will play popular girl Chrissy, and Regina Ting Chen is playing popular guidance counselor Ms. Kelly.

Is There a Trailer for Stranger Things Season 4?

Yes! There have been many trailers, promotional clips, and eerie teasers for other teasers for Stranger Things Season 4!

The first Stranger Things Season 4 trailer premiered all the way back on February 14, 2020. Cheekily titled “From Russia with love…”, the 50 second clip took us to the wilds of Siberia and revealed that Hopper was indeed alive. He is the American prisoner we met in Russia at the end of Stranger Things 3.

However, Hopper isn’t the only presumed-dead character expected to make a comeback in Stranger Things Season 4. A teaser trailer released on May 6, 2021 took us back to the Hawkins National Laboratory. We watch a number of children partaking in Project MKUltra. Brenner walks through the halls towards Eleven’s old room.

It’s worth noting that the teaser for this 2021 teaser came with the description “001/004” and the next video was captioned “002/004.” The final trailer of the quartet gave us a look of Eleven’s new life in California.

When is Stranger Things Season 4’s Release Date?

On February 17,  2022, Netflix revealed that Stranger Things Season 4 would be split into two halves. Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1 will premiere on May 27, 2022. Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 will debut on July 1, 2022. Netflix also revealed on this date that Stranger Things Season 5 would be the show’s final season.

Netflix confirmed on August 6, 2021 that Stranger Things 4 wouldn’t premiere until 2022. We got a few flashes of the new season towards the end of a 30 second trailer that mixed together key moments from past seasons. We get to see Eleven, with bangs, being held back by men in suits. Then a much older-looking Lucas, Dustin, and Max hanging out with Steve, Robin, and Nancy; all of them worriedly looking up at something. Then what appears to be Hopper with a flame-thrower, Hawkins cheerleaders, a figure walking away from a burning car, Steve looking at something with a flashlight underwater, Dungeons and Dragons dice flying in slow-motion, and what appears to be a younger Eleven in the Hawkins lab and the original four pals riding bikes in the dark.

Needless to say, Stranger Things Season 4 looks totally epic and very much worth the wait.

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FOX Addresses ‘The Masked Singer’ Rudy Giuliani Controversy ...

16-05-2022 · 16 hours ago · Giuliani, whose unmasking led judge Ken Jeong to walk off set, was revealed as a contestant on the show in February, months before his …

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FOX addressed one of its most controversial competitors on its hit series, The Masked Singer, insisting that the network does not regret inviting former New York City Mayor and Donald Trump ally Rudy Giuliani onto their reality show.

Giuliani, whose unmasking led judge Ken Jeong to walk off set, was revealed as a contestant on the show in February, months before his episode aired in April. At the time, FOX did not publicly comment on Giuliani’s performance.

On the FOX executive Upfronts call Monday, Rob Wade, President of Alternative Entertainment and Specials for FOX Entertainment, finally addressed the controversial moment, and said the network stands by its decision to include Giuliani in The Masked Singer.

“Absolutely no regrets,” Wade said. “The Masked Singer is all about delivering jaw-dropping moments… My only regret or surprise is that the reveal was spoiled.”

His comments come after Jeong left the Masked Singer set when Giuliani was revealed. The judge got up from his seat and proclaimed, “I’m done,” while the former mayor performed “Bad to the Bone” dressed in a Jack in the Box costume. Jeong’s co-judge, Robin Thicke, also walked off set in response to Giuliani’s reveal.

While Giuliani’s presence caused a stir both in the studio and online, he’s not the first contestant to raise eyebrows on The Masked Singer. The show was criticized in May 2020 for including Sarah Palin among its competitors. The former vice presidential candidate was unmasked as the Bear, surprising the judges and audience members.

Following her reveal, Palin said she joined The Masked Singer to give a “walking middle finger to the haters,” per Entertainment Weekly.

“It was all about the mask,” Palin said on the Masked Singer after-show at the time. “I knew it would be so refreshing and so freeing and well, in a real respectful way, kind of a walking middle finger to the haters out there in the world where I could do whatever I wanted to do and not care what anybody said because they wouldn’t know until after the fact. So it all worked out.”

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Peacock Olympic Schedule: Saturday, February 12, 2022

12-02-2022 · How To Sign Up For Peacock TV: Free Option vs. Peacock Premium. Head over to Peacock TV to sign up for the streaming service. While the free account will provide a library of content, if you enjoy ...


With nearly one week of the Olympics completed, we’ve seen Nathan Chen earning a gold medal as well as 17-year old Chloe Kim take gold for snowboarding, this year has promised some serious highs for Team USA. While one week has passed, there is still another week to catch Olympic highlights. 

If you have cable, it’s easy to tune into your local NBC channel or the USA Network. For streamers, there’s only one place that you can catch all the Olympics coverage: Peacock TV! It offers all the content Olympics enthusiasts crave, including 24/7 coverage as well as on-demand and live streaming. If you prefer to watch it live, be sure to check out the Peacock streaming schedule below.

Anyone who has ever watched the Olympics, either Winter OR Summer, knows that there are always multiple events happening at any given time. Making things even more confusing, Beijing is somewhere between 13 and 16 hours ahead of the United States, depending where you live (East Coast is 13 hours, West Coast 16). Fortunately, the Peacock user interface makes things (relatively) simple for you to stream. First off, head over to the Peacock Olympics Hub, which gives you the option to browse by sport, tune into live coverage, and even read up on the stories of day. From there, check out Peacock’s “Watch By Day” hub, which has a complete schedule of every event that the service will be livestreaming.

Here are some of today’s highlights:

  • CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: Women’s 4x5km Relay (2:30 a.m./1:30c)
  • BIATHLON: Men’s 10km Sprint (4:00 a.m./3c)
  • BOBSLEDDING: Women’s Monobob: Heats 1 & 2 (8:30 p.m. 7:30c)
  • ALPINE SKIING: Men’s Giant Slalom – Run 1 (9:15 p.m./8:15c)
  • CURLING: Men’s Round Robin #5, Sheet A (1:05 a.m./12:05c), Men’s Round Robin #5, Sheet B (1:05 a.m./12:05c), Men’s Round Robin #5, Sheet C (1:05 a.m./12:05c), Men’s Round Robin #5, Sheet D (1:05 a.m./12:05c), Men’s Round Robin #6 Sheet A (8:05 p.m./7:05c), Men’s Round Robin #6 Sheet B (8:05 p.m./7:05c), Men’s Round Robin #6 Sheet C (8:05 p.m./7:05c), Men’s Round Robin #6 Sheet D (8:05 p.m./7:05c)
  • FIGURE SKATING: Ice Dancing: Rhythm Dance (6:00 a.m./5c)
  • FREESTYLE SKIING: Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Qualifying (9:00 p.m./8c)
  • SKI JUMPING: Men’s Individual Large Hill Final (5:00 a.m./4c)
  • SKELETON: Women’s Skeleton: Heats 3 & 4 (7:20 a.m./6:20c)
  • HOCKEY: Women’s Quarterfinal Game 4 (3:40 a.m./2:40c)
  • SPEED SKATING: Men’s 500m (3:00 a.m./2c), Women’s Team Pursuit Quarterfinals (3:00 a.m./2c)

Peacock Olympics Schedule: Sunday, February 13, 2022

In addition to Saturday’s coverage, Sunday promises more of biathlon coverage with the Women’s 10km Pursuits. There will also be more bobsledding as well as continued giant slalom coverage for the men’s competition. And, figure skating enthusiasts can look forward to the free dancing competition.

Where Can I Watch the Olympics?

If you don’t have access to the USA Network or NBC via your cable channel, you have some options here. Hulu Live TV offers coverage for these events with a subscription that starts at $69.99/month. You can also pick up a fuboTV subscription which starts at $64.99/month and will offer live streaming coverage as well as DVR cloud storage so you can tape it and watch it at your leisure. NBC Olympics also offers coverage but will incentivize you to head over to Peacock TV for 24/7 coverage. You’ll have to pay for the coverage which starts at $4.99/month for the basic package and $9.99/month for the ads-free version.

How To Watch The Olympics For Free

If you want the gist of the coverage, you can check out the highlights clips at NBC Olympics and enjoy the major coverage. You can catch clips like figure skating performances, but you won’t be able to watch the performances back-to-back. As a heads up, you’ll also only get 30 minutes of complimentary streaming before the site redirects you to sign up for Peacock TV.

And speaking of Peacock TV, you can get some coverage of events. If you’re looking for the best performances with commentary and discussions in between, Peacock is your best bet. They offer free streaming for solely the highlights and bring in discussion and commentary for ease of understanding and some insight into the athletes.

If you also haven’t signed up for fuboTV yet, they’re currently offering a 7-day free trial for new subscribers so you can snap up a week’s worth of live coverage.

How To Sign Up For Peacock TV: Free Option vs. Peacock Premium

Head over to Peacock TV to sign up for the streaming service. While the free account will provide a library of content, if you enjoy watching the Olympics and want 24/7 coverage, you can opt for the basic $4.99/month plan that comes with ads. If you prefer to be ad-free, you can opt for the $9.99/month plan.

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'On My Block' to Premiere Season 4 on Netflix This October

07-09-2021 · The fourth season will see the return of stars Capri, Genao, Gray, and Tinoco, along with Jessica Maria Garcia as Jasmine and Julio Macias as Oscar. Lauren Iungerich returns to On My Block as the...

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We’re just a few weeks away from new episodes of On My Block! The coming-of-age comedy will return this October to Netflix, picking up two years after Season 3 left off. But it’s time to start preparing goodbyes for Cesar, Monsé, Ruby, Jamal, and the rest of the crew, as this upcoming fourth season of the hit series will be the final installment. We’ve seen all that high school has to offer for these kiddos (a season for each year of school, if you will), and now it’s time to send them off into the world of adulthood.

On My Block follows a group of street-savvy friends cruising through high school in the rough inner city of Los Angeles in a spot called Freeridge. The series follows four teens in particular — Monsé Finnie (Sierra Capri), Ruby Martinez (Jason Genao), Jamal Turner (Brett Gray), and Cesar Diaz (Diego Tinoco) — as they encounter young romance, academics, and lifelong friendships with one another.

Season 4 will pick up after that shocking Season 3 cliffhanger: a surprising time jump occurred, sending us into the future lives of our four beloved protagonists. The multi-year time jump reveals that each major character has had a drastic change from their high school self, with a montage sequence that focused on the fate of each main character. Unfortunately, it seems like they’ve grown apart. Can Season 4 bring them back together?

The fourth season will see the return of stars Capri, Genao, Gray, and Tinoco, along with Jessica Maria Garcia as Jasmine and Julio Macias as Oscar. Lauren Iungerich returns to On My Block as the showrunner, co-creating and executive producing alongside Eddie Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft.

On My Block‘s fourth and final season will premiere all 10 episodes to Netflix on Monday, Oct. 4. Along with the premiere date, Netflix also released some first look images at Season 4 — take a look at the first images below.


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