Netflix Update Might End Password Sharing Among Users


Netflix is testing out a new program that charges users who share their passwords with others. 


This test program will launch soon and will let primary account holders pay more for sharing the account with people who do not share the same household. This program will push viewers to pay extra for watching Netflix to try to address the problem of illicit password-sharing.


According to the Netflix terms of service, one user’s account shouldn’t be shared with other viewers who live in a different household. Although Netflix knew about this situation and turned a blind eye for years, they recently became stricter by prompting users to enter their account credentials to force them to pay for their own account.


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This test will be launching only in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru. This new update is set to roll out in the upcoming weeks in these three countries.


The director of product innovation at Netflix, Chengyi Long said: “We’ve always made it easy for people who live together to share their Netflix account… as a result, accounts are being shared between households – impacting our ability to invest in great new TV and films for our members.”


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Do you think this is fair?