Buying a streaming account on AliExpress is very simple, but many of you are wondering: How can they be so cheap? Are these types of subscriptions through AliExpress legal?
If you are interested in this topic, keep reading, because in this article we will give you our honest opinion, and we'll tell you everything you need to know about this type of subscription.
What types of subscriptions can I find on AliExpress?
The truth is that right now on AliExpress you can buy subscriptions to most of the most popular platforms such as Netflix, HBO Max, Dazn, Spotify, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video… for much less money than it costs to buy them directly on their platforms.
In addition, you can choose to buy subscriptions from just 1 month to a lifetime (in theory, of course).
Are these types of accounts legal?
Well, although on AliExpress it is increasingly difficult to buy counterfeits or any item that infringes the intellectual property of a brand, many sellers try to circumvent these restrictions by opening and closing stores and trying to do business until they are caught and sanctioned by AliExpress.
As you can imagine, these types of subscriptions are not legal, nor are they sold with the consent of the platforms. So when you buy them, you risk losing your money the moment the account stops working, because when this happens you will not be able to claim your money after the period to open a dispute has passed.
How do AliExpress streaming platform subscriptions work?
Let's see how this type of AliExpress subscription work and what options can be chosen at checkout.
The seller will provide you with an email and password
All these accounts work like a traditional account: with an email and a password.
Some sellers offer the possibility to activate the account you buy with your own e-mail address, and others directly provide you with a new e-mail address and password.
You will receive a message with instructions after the purchase
From the moment you make the purchase, the seller usually takes about 24 hours to send you the data, which will be the data you must enter to connect to the streaming platform.
The seller will send you an empty envelope to register your purchase
On the other hand, if you have made a purchase through AliExpress of something that you cannot receive physically and AliExpress does not cancel the order, the seller will send an empty envelope to your usual address.
You have 15 days from the reception to open a dispute
Therefore, keep in mind that from the moment you receive and confirm the receipt of this envelope, you will have only 15 days to claim your money through a dispute.
So, is it worth it?
This type of account does not usually work well in the long term. That means that if you buy a one-month subscription and when you see that you have had no problems with it, you are tempted to buy an annual subscription, you will certainly end up losing your money.
Their durability is very short
Usually, these illegal accounts stop working after a month and a bit (if you are lucky you can get to 3 months): most of them are family accounts registered in certain countries and when the streaming platform detects that you do not reside in that country, it ends up canceling it.
If you buy, do it only on a month-to-month basis
If you still decide to get one of these accounts, it is best to do it on a month-to-month basis.
Also, never confirm receipt of the envelope when it arrives: let AliExpress do it automatically. This way, you will extend the 15 days remaining time you have to open a dispute as much as possible.
My account has stopped working: how do I open a dispute?
Your account may have suddenly stopped working, and you are not sure what to claim in your dispute.
If you no longer have the possibility to open a dispute, unfortunately, there is nothing you can do: just try to contact the seller (if they still have their store open) to see if they listen to you and provide you with a new account.
In case you can still complain, first try to contact the seller to explain the problem. If they ignore you, don't let too much time pass and open a dispute.
Attach a screenshot of the error you get when you log in with the e-mail and password given by the seller: if it is an illegal product, AliExpress will refund your money right away.