Walmart ‘Netflix hubs’ selling Netflix gift cards, merchandise from hit shows

walmart develop its digital netflix Hub to 2,400 stores that will sell Netflix streaming gift cards and merchandise from their hit shows.

According to a Walmart press release, The Netflix Hub will sell games, collectibles, and seasonal items from shows like “Stranger Things,” “Squid Game,” “The Witcher,” “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” and Moreover.

Netflix streaming gift cards are available for people who prefer not to have a credit or debit card linked to their accounts, the statement said.

Netflix hubs will also sell curated concession kits with popcorn, collectibles, and other items.

Netflix’s crackdown on password sharing coming in 2023

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Also this week, Netflix announced that users who currently share passwords can ease the transition to the crackdown on password sharing by transferring their profile to a new account.

The function allows viewers using someone else’s Netflix account to migrate their information – including recommendations and viewing history – to a new profile.

Netflix said in an email to paying customers that allowing this feature will not sign anyone out of their devices or prevent anyone from continuing to use your Netflix account.

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The paying subscriber has the power to put the transfer option on the accounts.

Netflix said it will crack down on password sharing in early 2023.

“We’ve taken a thoughtful approach to monetizing account sharing,” the world’s largest streaming service wrote in its quarterly letter to shareholders on Tuesday.

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“After listening to consumer feedback, we’re going to offer the option for borrowers to transfer their Netflix profile to their own account, and for sharers to more easily manage their devices and create sub-accounts (“additional member”), s ‘they want to pay for family or friends.

The “additional member” add-on would cost a few dollars per profile.

FOX’s Megan Ziegler contributed to this report.

Michael N. Clark