Netflix crackdown on account sharing across different households is set to begin in the first quarter of 2023.
Sharing passwords with people outside the subscriber’s household is likely to involve an additional fee to share a single subscription across multiple locations.
The new system may also put an end to logging into your account to watch a show at a friend’s or relative’s house.
Netflix Set To Roll Out Paid Sharing
In its Shareholder report, the streaming giant revealed plans to roll out paid sharing.
“As we roll out paid sharing, members in many countries will also have the option to pay extra if they want to share Netflix with people they don’t live with.” The streaming platform revealed in its report to shareholders.
Based on a trial of the new stricter rules last year, the company acknowledged it expects a negative reaction in the short term.
Netflix has been no more specific than “later in Q1’23” on when the crackdown will begin.
Different Households to Attract Additional $US 2.99 on Netflix Account Sharing.
Product innovation director Chengyi Long explained “Only one home will be permitted on a single Netflix account, but can be used across multiple devices.”
To add additional households an additional monthly fee will apply, ‘in most Latin American countries it was $US 2.99’.
“We’ve been carefully exploring different ways for people who want to share their account to pay a bit more.” Explained Long.