Netflix cracks down on password sharing in the US and other countries

Netflix cracks down on password sharing in the US and other countries


24 May 2023

No more lies about password sharing on the Netflix streaming service, as the company is expanding the new policy to the US and some other European countries, clearly indicating that in the coming months it will be implemented worldwide (and of course in Cyprus).

The company has officially announced that it is starting to implement the new policy in the US, stating that the standard subscription plan will allow for the addition of one more extra member at a cost of $7.99/month, while those who are Netflix Premium subscribers will be able to add up to 2 extra members for the same amount each. The price is slightly lower than that of the basic plan ($9.99/month) and it remains to be seen if there will be a shift to separate memberships or if enough people will go the extra membership route.

According to what's listed on the official support page, the account holder will have to set a location as a "home" within which account sharing will be allowed. Any other user who does not reside in the same home (Netflix will verify this via IP addresses) will either have to transfer their profile to a new account, or the account holder will have to pay the $7.99/month for it.

Netflix has been experimenting with its new policy for a few months now, having started in some Latin American countries and then in Canada, Spain, Portugal and New Zealand. It's only a matter of time before it's implemented universally, and the company even admits that it expects significant losses in subscriptions in the first few months.

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