If you currently share your Netflix password with a friend or significant other, you may need to have a difficult conversation with them.
The streaming giant is cracking down on password sharing like never before and plans to introduce extra charges to combat the problem. They already tested that feature in March.
The cost for the “add an extra member” feature varied between CND$2.68 and $3.78 in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru.
Early next year it could be our turn.
In a recent news release, Netflix said it would focus on people who use your password but don’t live in your household — or, as they call them, “borrowers.”
Borrowers will be able to transfer their profiles to their own account, and participants will be able to manage their devices and create “extra member” sub-accounts more conveniently – for an extra fee, of course.
Some users are concerned about streaming Netflix while away from their homes.
“Wait, so streaming more than two weeks at any additional IP will charge more money?” Kelly Marie asked on Twitter. “What about a long hospital stay? Deployments? Phones? Kids in college? Stream at work? Holidays? Babysitters? Struggling with customers doesn’t look good.”
The news upset a lot of people, especially since Netflix totally believed in password sharing, and even just five years ago seemed to encourage it.
Love is sharing a password.
— Netflix (@netflix) March 10, 2017
Love share a password? Guess you don’t want us to love our friends, Netflix. Just say that.