Netflix Shares New Information on How They Plan to Stop You From Sharing Your Password

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It’s official – Netflix is putting a stop to password sharing and soon.

Yes, I know, this isn’t the news we all wanted especially right now when things are SO EXPENSIVE.

But word on the street is, Netflix has plans to stop password sharing as soon as March 2023.

But how will Netflix actually know you’re sharing your password? Trust me, they’ll know.

Apparently, they will be using the IP addresses for location and will know if you are in one place watching while someone else is in another place watching.

According to CBS News, Netflix is going to use IP addresses and device IDs to determine a person’s geographic location.

If you’re watching on a TV, it’ll provide exactly where you are — They only want people in your household, at your address, watching.

Sarah Saril, Insider reporter

They basically just want people in the same household using the same account. Makes sense, right?

But now, Netflix has highlighted the changes in their FAQ’s section on their website.

New Information about Netflix password sharing

Who Can Use a Netflix Account Now?

Netflix accounts are still shareable, but only within one household. To ensure that your devices are associated with your primary location, Netflix is now asking users to connect to the Wi-Fi at your primary location, open the Netflix app or website, and watch something at least once every 31 days.

Can You Still Share Netflix With Someone Who Doesn’t Live With You?

No, accounts are only meant to be used within one household. Netflix will prompt users who try to sign into your account elsewhere to sign up for their own account instead and block their access until they do.

Netflix will NOT begin automatically charging account holders whose information is used outside of their homes.

Can You Still Use Netflix While Traveling?

Signing into Netflix outside of your home may lead to the device in use being blocked from Netflix. This could prevent you from signing into new devices while traveling, but Netflix has devised a workaround.

Traveling users who want to use Netflix on a hotel smart TV, company laptop, etc. can request a temporary code from the service when signing in. This will give them access to their account for seven consecutive days.

How Can You Prevent Netflix from Blocking Your Devices?

Signing into home Wi-Fi at least once every 31 days on your devices will make them “trusted devices,” which Netflix will remember and leave unblocked.

If your device has been blocked incorrectly, you’ll need to contact Netflix in order to get it unblocked.

How Will Netflix Know if You’re Not in Your Home/Primary Location?

Netflix uses information such as IP addresses, device IDs, and account activity to determine whether a device signed into your account is connected at your primary location.

If your device is being used outside your home by someone you haven’t authorized, you can sign into your account and sign out on all other devices, then change your password.

So, the bottom line is, if you don’t want to risk your account being blocked, make sure to change your password and anyone that has your password, gets their own account unless they are in your household.

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