Can We Guess How Many People Are on Your Netflix Account?

By: Zoe Samuel

Can We Guess How Many People Are on Your Netflix Account?
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About This Quiz

Netflix has been around since 1997, but its cultural impact wasn't felt until fairly recently. When it began, Netflix was essentially an alternative to Blockbuster Video. Members would create a queue of movies, the first one or three of which would ship to the member's home, where the member could watch as many times as they liked, and then return the DVD when finished. Then, in 2007, Netflix shook the world. For the first time, it offered streaming for a small selection of movies, over the internet to personal computers. The service soon evolved, becoming the core of the business. Today, many Netflix members have abandoned broadcast and cable TV altogether. Then there are the imitators. Amazon Prime. Hulu. Acorn. Bibble. There are so many of these, that you probably didn't realize we just made up that last one, and by the time you finish reading this, it is entirely likely that there will be a new streaming service called Bibble after all.

One of the major changes to how we consume media is that the Netflix membership can be shared, to be used on multiple devices at the same time. This means parents and kids, couples and room mates can share passwords. But what do you do when you break up with your ex, get a new roommate, and never see your parents because they live far away? With how many people do you share your membership? We think we can guess it.

To how many streaming services do you subscribe?
4+
3
1
2

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How often do you use a VPN?
A few times a month
What's a VPN?
I have one, through a friend, but I never use it.
Very rarely

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What device do you use to stream media to your TV?
My workstation
My tablet
My phone
My TV

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How new is your phone?
I got it a year ago.
I got it six months ago.
It's an older model, like the iPhone 6S.
It's a few years old, but I got it brand new.

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Where are you in your career?
Mid-career
A decade in
Entry level
I've hit my stride.

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How did you see movies at home, before you had Netflix?
Torrent
HBO
Cinemax
Blockbuster

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How many kids do you have?
0
3+
2
1

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How many internet-connected devices do you own?
7+
5
3
4

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Do you share your Facebook account login and password with anyone?
God no!
Just the person I'm in a relationship with right now
I do, just in case I forget the password.
I do, but only with my ICE contact.

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On how many devices do you watch Netflix?
2
5
3
1

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How many movies do you go to see in the theaters, now?
1 a month
0
3 or 4 a year
2 a month, usually

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Do you own any music from before you got your streaming music subscription?
No
Just a couple discs
I have some rips of CDs I was loaned.
I have my whole music library ripped on a disc.

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How often did you go to the movie theater before Netflix?
Once a week
Twice a week
A couple times a month
Once a month

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What streaming service do you use to get your music?
Napster
Spotify
Tidal
Amazon

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With whom do you share your online shopping account login and password?
No one
Everyone I am close to
A few friends and my ex
Just my long term relationship

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Have you ever engaged in digital piracy?
Oh yeah, plenty
Some, sure
A lot
No, none

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What was your cable package before Netflix?
Deluxe; everything
Sports and the big premium channels
Basic cable
The first step up from basic, with a few movie channels

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In what industry do you work?
Tech
Marketing
Fashion
Civil service

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What is your cable package now?
Basic cable
Basic cable, DVR, sports channels
I don't have any cable TV.
Broadcast channels and DVR

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Have you ever had a reciprocal relationship with sharing streaming memberships with a friend or loved one?
No
Once, with a spouse
A few times, with significant others and friends
With a few roommates

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Do you share your bank account login info with anyone?
No!
Sure, but just some close family
Yeah, so I can get some cash from my parents when I need it.
Just my significant other

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At what stage of life did you get your Netflix membership?
Early 30s
Mid-20s
College
My 40s

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Who pays for your Netflix subscription?
I do.
Me and my spouse/LTR
Me, my ex, and my parents
Me and my significant other

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How many roommates have you had?
2
5
4
1 or 0

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Do you still own any movies on DVD, etc.?
Just my favorites
A couple, somewhere ...
No
I still have a huge collection.

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Other than Netflix, what is your top streaming service?
Amazon
Torrents
Hulu
I don't want to say here...

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What would make you consider dropping Netflix?
If it suddenly sucked
If it got too expensive
If I had to pay for it!
If the other services had essentially the same stuff

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How many romantic partners (to whom you were not married) have you lived with?
0
3
4+
1

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What is your marital status now?
Single
Long-term relationship
It's complicated.
Married

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Have you ever been hacked?
No, thank God.
Just a couple times
Yeah, several times.
Once, and it was enough.

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You Got:

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