By Alex Glenn • 17 March 2022 • 12:39
Netflix is cracking down on password sharing. Some users could soon be charged extra for password sharing outside of their household.
According to Netflix, it has always been easy for people who live together to use a single Netflix account. Netflix features include separate profiles and multiple streams on its standard and premium platforms. Some people seem to have been taking advantage of this, and it is costing Netflix money. Netflix says that some people are sharing accounts between households which means they are less able to invest in new programs for its members.
Netflix revealed that it has been looking into the issue. Netflix commented: “So for the last year we’ve been working on ways to enable members who share outside their household to do so easily and securely, while also paying a bit more. And over the next few weeks, we’ll launch and test two new features for our members in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru.”
It is expected that similar costs will soon apply to other Netflix territories.
Netflix explained the two options that are being tested.
According to Netflix, the first option is: “Add an Extra Member: Members on our Standard and Premium plans will be able to add sub accounts for up to two people they don’t live with – each with their own profile, personalized recommendations, login and password – at a lower price: 2,380 CLP in Chile, 2.99 USD in Costa Rica, and 7.9 PEN in Peru”
The second option according to the company is: “Transfer Profile to a New Account: Members on our Basic, Standard, and Premium plans can enable people who share their account to transfer profile information either to a new account or an Extra Member sub account – keeping the viewing history, My List, and personalized recommendations.”
Netflix added that they will be testing out the new features in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru before “making changes anywhere else in the world.”
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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