Netflix password sharing is a very common thing, family members and friends share the same subscribed account across devices and also across households. Netflix has added features like setting up multiple user profiles to make things easier. However, the streaming platform will start charging users extra money for sharing passwords with households.
An article published on Netflix’s own website quoted, “while these have been hugely popular, they have also created some confusion about when and how Netflix can be shared. As a result, accounts are shared between families, which affects our ability to invest in new TV shows and movies for our users”.
Therefore, Netflix is now come up with two new features- Add Extra Member and Transfer Profile to New Account.
Add Extra Member: Members of Standard and Premium Netflix plans will be able to add sub-accounts for up to two people who aren’t living with them – each with their own profile and personalized recommendations. These sub-accounts will also provide their own login id and password for better security. And of course, it will be at a lower price.
Transfer Profile to a New Account: Members of the Basic, Standard, and Premium plans can allow people who aren’t living with them to share their accounts for transfer profile information and a new account or an Extra sub-account. This feature will allow users to continue viewing History, My List, and Recommendations.
Netflix has been changed much on their business side with price fluctuations and reshuffled new plans to keep up with competitors like Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, and many more. Now, the new changes will likely make you and your friends cost extra money to share the same subscribed account.
The company didn’t say if it plans to expand this test and launch these new features globally. But, last year, the streaming service tested on a small-scale account verification tool that essentially prevented subscribers from sharing accounts, soc certainly this isn’t the first time the streaming service has restricted sharing.
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