Netflix’s Crackdown on Password Sharing is Here

By djsheryl on May 23, 2023
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If you share your Netflix password with a kid away at college or a friend in another city…. you’re about to pay an extra 8 bucks a month for that.

Netflix announced on their website today that password sharing will only be allowed in the same household. Outside of that, you’ll have to pay.

If you have the Netflix Standard plan that costs $15.49 per month, then you have the option of adding one extra member who can use the service outside your household for $7.99 extra each month. If you have the Netflix Premium package with 4K streaming, you can add up to two extra members, but each one will still cost another $7.99. Netflix subscribers on its two cheapest plans don’t have the option to add extra members to their account at all.

The Netflix website says “IP addresses, device IDs, and account activity from devices signed into the Netflix account” are used to determine which devices are in the same household. Watch your email! Subscribers who are sharing passwords will get an email, giving them the option to move the extra person to their own account or to add them for an extra fee.

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