Are you one of the many people who has “borrowed” a Netflix password to watch your favorite movies and shows?
You’re gonna wanna listen up.
Netflix is about to test a program that will prompt users outside of your household to pay for access to the streaming network.
This is an attempt by Netflix to crack down on illegal password sharing. And, this has the potential to impact so many freaking people!!
When you sign up for Netflix, you agree that you won’t share your password with anyone else — but nobody really pays attention to that particular part of the agreement.
Historically, Netflix has kinda turned a blind eye to all the password sharing. But, let’s face it, this is costing them THOUSANDS of dollars.
You knew something like this was coming eventually, it’s just finally here.
The program is being tested in three countries: Chile, Costa Rica and Peru. WHEW, right? It’s not here. *Laugh*
Netflix will allow people to share their passwords, but it’s going to cost them a little bit.
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.Netflix
According to Netflix, people who pay for the standard or premium plans can “share” their password with someone outside their household, but it’s going to cost about $3 USD a month to do so.
Now, this program is going to be rolling out to these 3 countries sometime in the next few weeks.
Time will only tell if the program will spread to other countries.
If you “borrow” a Netflix password from someone, you might want to prepare yourself. Fees may be coming your way!