Netflix Will Start Charging Users For Sharing Passwords
Netflix is onto us, they know we all share our accounts with each other and if you share with someone outside of your household you might have to start paying for that.
Netflix announced on their website Wednesday that they are beginning to test a way to make users sharing accounts pay for those members.
“We’ve always made it easy for people who live together to share their Netflix account, with features like separate profiles and multiple streams in our Standard and Premium plans. While these have been hugely popular, they have also created some confusion about when and how Netflix can be shared. As a result, accounts are being shared between households – impacting our ability to invest in great new TV and films for our members,” said the release.
The new features including will start out in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru and include:
- 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;
- 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.
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