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It’s Either Him or Me: Who Gets Custody of Netflix?
This is tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. Unfortunately, many couples decide to share a Netflix account; I mean, c’mon, why not? That’s one of the perks of being in a relationship. Sadly, when the relationship ends, the claws can come out, and aside from who gets the kids, the house, the dog, and the waffle maker, custody of the Netflix account is just another hot button to decide on.
Because the terms of service for streaming platforms don’t address this issue, they’re essentially saying your breakup is your problem, and rightfully so. They have bigger fish to fry. Like why the heck they canceled Girl Boss after just one season?
Nor will we provide any legal advice on this because you’re not suing us for our Netflix account with (well-intended) direction, so we’ll only state our opinion. Your options depend on how you broke up with each other:
- We uncoupled on wonderful terms.
- I hate that SOB for cheating on me with my sister!
If your breakup was amicable, sure, you could consider creating separate profiles on the same account and splitting the fee equally, as AI suggests.
AI suggests that one partner keeps the account and offers to pay for it themselves as a gesture of goodwill. Did AI miss the part that said THEY BROKE UP? We have a couple of problems with this idea.
- As the person whose name is on the account, I have all the power. So one month, you get on my nerves, and I cancel. The following month I see you talking to someone else I disapprove of, I cancel.
- If you have the subscription in your name and give it to me as a gesture of goodwill, I wouldn’t want it for the very reason above. You will not have me looking forward to watching the new season of Stranger Things only to cancel the night before.
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a correct answer, folks! I know it’s difficult to fathom paying for a subscription for yourself because you’ve mooched off your partner for so long, but you knew eventually, this day would come, and you’d have to come out of pocket.
If you’re saying, But I don’t have $8.99 a month to get a subscription to Netflix, we highly suggest you forego an account and get off the couch and get a job because if you can’t afford $8.99 a month, then you have bigger issues than waiting for the next season of You.
If you want to avoid all this, ask these important questions as icebreakers on dating apps like Tinder, Elite, and Bumble. “If we broke up, who would get custody of the shared Netflix account?” This way, you’ll know what you’re getting into before swiping right.