How to take advantage of dozens of different subscriptions, but not pay thousands of crowns for it? The only legal option is service alternate regularly and get the most out of that month. Those that also offer family tariffs, again, you can share typically with four or five other users and share the payment with them, but all must be part of one household.
But few people look at it, so the accounts are shared with friends or colleagues at work. Netflix still tolerates this, YouTube doesn’t address it at all, but Spotify, for example, regularly monitors whether users log in from a single physical address.
VPN and subscriptions from abroad
But then there is the opportunity to save even more and at the same time bend the conditions of the service even more. Make yourself a virtual Indian, Argentine or Turk. It is these countries with lower purchasing power that usually have the cheapest subscription in the world.
For example, a YouTube Premium subscription that frees you from advertising on the largest video network and provides you with a decent music service costs $ 179 for individuals or $ 239 for families with up to six members. In Argentina, they pay 119 or more for the same service. 179 pesos, ie 26 CZK, resp. 39 CZK. This makes less than seven crowns per capita per month when dividing the account.
They have the cheapest Netflix in the world in Turkey, the highest Premium tariff costs 55 lire (79 CZK). We pay CZK 319 in the Czech Republic. On the contrary, the Swiss pay the most, there the tariff costs 25 francs (600 CZK)
According to the experience of Reddit or our counseling center, Google does not solve this in any way. All you have to do is log in with your Argentine IP address (this will be provided by the VPN) and fill in a random mailing address. You can pay with any card, there is no regional restriction. You only need to fool Google with your registration using a VPN, but then you can take advantage of paid YouTub – or rather abuse it – even without these loops.
I definitely do not want to encourage you to do such manipulations. It is entirely up to you. However, if you already do so, please note that Google may provide you with such violations at any time block account. Therefore, you should not make similar cracks with an account that you also use for important mail in Gmail, you have files on Drive, purchased Android applications, etc.
I mention YouTube Premium as an example of when the operator is the most benevolent. According to the experience of users on Reddit, subscriptions to Tidal, Spotify, Netflix and others can be obtained in a similar way for a few crowns, but these manipulations cost more effort there. The services can check the country where your credit card was issued. Netflix then very aggressively blocks the VPN. And local prepaid coupons must be purchased instead of card payments.
Complete account from Alík for a year or lifetime
The unlimited number of e-mail boxes, the generation of one-time cards on Revolut and VPN are, after all, the reasons why almost all companies cancel free trials. Those who didn’t want to pay could spend a few minutes each month creating a new account, signing up for a trial, and then saying goodbye. The above-mentioned prepayment in cheap regions is the same gray zone, but at least some money comes from the operators.
But then there are also practices that I am not afraid to call them dark gray zone. The only thing that separates them from the black is the fact that you don’t have to visit a darknet. You can buy at Aliexpress, eBay or other markets already pre-prepared accounts with an annual subscription, but maybe for life. Just select the length of the job, you will pay and you will receive a login details in a private message. You can choose Netflix, HBO Max, Disney + and more exotic services.
All possible ways of refining the system are combined here. Purchase abroad for a stranger. Sharing one account with people from all over the planet. VAT reduction (sellers recommend not using European addresses). You don’t even need a VPN anymore. And I wouldn’t be surprised if the sellers paid the stolen credits for those bills.
Do you like Disney + for a whole year for less than three dollars? They say it works, but they don’t have to tomorrow
The warning for users should already be that stores usually have no reviews (they start up quickly, they disappear quickly) and that they also offer the mentioned lifetime accounts, which they cannot guarantee in any way, because no “netflixy” provide them. Users must naively hope that salespeople will pay attention to them even after payment and will not steal them.
A rupee-paved road to hell
It’s a war that streaming services can’t win. Pirates always mature on DRM protection. And those who want to pay little will always find loops on how to do it. The real solution would only be to unify subscription prices in all markets, but it is also a utopia.
The average Indian does not dare to pay as much as a German. And wanting the rich from the West fractions of current prices would not pay off. Netflix or Spotify have been in a deep loss for many years now and have only hit the mark now.
Thus, different prices will remain in different regions and ways to circumvent will always be found. But those who buy cheaply in India, saying that it is more polite than pirated copies, should realize that they are harming others. The services will either compensate for this by raising prices elsewhere, reducing the production of new content or even closing the shop if the traffic never pays off.