Now you’ll have to pay extra for sharing passwords on Netflix
Streaming giant Netflix has been experimenting to find solutions after months of declining subscriber numbers. The streaming platform took an experimental measure recently in countries like Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Dominican Republic to prevent password sharing.
According to a report by The Verge, a Netflix support page in Honduras stated that if a customer uses the account on a television or television-connected device outside their home for more than 2 weeks, they will have to pay an additional fee.
Netflix also said that the test area initially contained a 'home' identified by one of the customer accounts where users can use Netflix on any device. At the same time, users can log onto Netflix on their laptops or mobile devices while traveling without taking any additional measures.
However, after August 22, if someone wants to share a Netflix account with someone outside of their primary home or sign in elsewhere, it will be possible to do so for an additional monthly fee.
In this case the devices in the new home can be used free of charge for a limited time (up to 2 weeks). Afterwards, the connection will be blocked.
Earlier this year, Netflix announced that it would charge users extra for sharing their passwords. A charge increase for US users was announced within weeks of this announcement. Netflix is also offering ad subscriptions and partnering with Microsoft to enable ads on its platform.
In addition, Netflix reported in April that it had lost subscribers for the first time in more than a decade.