Crackdown begins on Netflix password sharing, extra member will have to pay this much
New Delhi (Best Hindu News): Netflix has started cracking down on password sharing. Each additional member who can access the service outside the home will pay an additional $7.99 per month. Streaming giant announces crackdown on password sharing in the US. Starting today, we will send this email to members who are sharing Netflix outside of their home in the United States, Netflix said in a statement late Tuesday. The company said that the Netflix account is for one home use.
Everyone in that household can access Netflix from anywhere and take advantage of new features such as transferring profiles, accessing and managing devices, the company said. Those who pay for the Netflix Premium package with 4,000 streams have the option of adding up to two additional members, but each will now cost $7.99.
Netflix in the UK will charge customers £4.99 per month for each additional member. The cheapest plans (Basic or Standard with ads, which cost $9.99 and $6.99 per month, respectively) do not have the option to add additional members at this time. The streaming giant rolled out a paid password-sharing experiment in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain in February.
Netflix originally planned to launch paid sharing in the US during the first quarter of this year, but it was delayed. The company said in its Q1 2023 earnings, we are planning a wider rollout in the second quarter, including in the US.
Paid sharing is another important initiative, the company said, because widespread account sharing undermines the ability for our paying members to invest in and improve Netflix, as well as build our business.