Netflix cracks down on account sharing; Apple, Google, Sonos in smart speaker smackdown: Vertical Hold Ep 320

Will Netflix’s crack down on account sharing cost it customers? Is it worth getting excited about the 2nd gen Google Nest Hub or Sonos Roam as the OG Apple HomePod rides off into the sunset?

Guest News Corp tech editor/Hard Quiz champ Jennifer Dudley Nicholson.



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This week, we’re not sharing our Netflix passwords, because that kind of thing is super-naughty — and also because Netflix has started seriously cracking down on users who split the costs or share the wealth when it comes to streaming services. Will that work for or against Netflix as it tries to resist the incoming Disney+ tsunami?

Meanwhile, it’s all hotting up in the smart speaker world — unless you’re the OG Apple HomePod, which is going to live on a farm. But can new Google Nest Hubs that watch you while you sleep attract consumers, or is there more interest in a Sonos portable speaker that can throw its musical weight around?

Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News – podcast hosts Adam Turner and Alex Kidman speak to Australia’s leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

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Award-winning Australian technology news podcast Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News dives into the big stories of the week. Joined by Australia’s leading tech journalists every Friday, co-hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture. About/Contact us