Netflix Planning to Charge Extra for Sharing Account with Others

If you have been sharing your Netflix password with family members who do not reside with you, then you are in for some bad news. The popular video streaming platform is apparently testing ways to end password sharing and push viewers to pay extra for viewing their content.

The Netflix Terms of Use clearly state that the video streaming service and any content accessed through Netflix may not be shared with individuals beyond their households.

Pay More to Netflix for Sharing Account

For example, the first feature allows Netflix members on its Standard and Premium plans to add sub-accounts for up to two extra members outside their household – each with their own profile, personalized recommendations, login, and password – for a discounted price of 2,380 CLP in Chile, 2.99 USD in Costa Rica, and 7.9 PEN in Peru.

The other feature enables members on Basic, Standard, and Premium plans who they share an account with 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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He further added, “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. So for the last year, we’ve been working on ways to enable members who share outside their household to do so easily and securely, while also paying a bit more.”

Over the next few weeks, Netflix will be launching and testing two new features involving extra payments for those who provide Netflix access to family members who do not stay together. It will be conducting its first tests starting with Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru.

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Kavita Iyer
Kavita Iyer
An individual, optimist, homemaker, foodie, a die hard cricket fan and most importantly one who believes in Being Human!!!


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