Netflix Reveals Details On New Policy That Prevents Password Sharing

Netflix Reveals Details On New Policy That Prevents Password Sharing

Details about Netflix’s password-sharing restriction have been revealed.

On Wednesday, the streaming giant’s FAQ page for Chile, Peru, and Costa Rica stated the company is cracking down on shareable accounts. According to the website, “anyone in your household (those who live with you at your primary location)” can use a Netflix account.

Household members will need 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” to maintain access to the content.

Individuals not a part of the household will be forced to purchase their own account or be added as an “extra member” to another account. However, the cost of adding an extra member to a plan is “less than the price of [Netflix’s] basic plan.”

“When someone signs into your account from a device that is not part of your primary location. Or if your account is accessed persistently from another location, that device may be blocked from watching Netflix,” the website reads.

In addition, the streaming giant will utilize IP addresses, IDs, and account activity to track devices associated with the primary location of the account.

Nevertheless, users who are removed from the account can still bypass the restriction but only for a short period of time. To achieve this, the primary account holder will have to verify the device through a temporary code. The blocked user will then gain access back into the app but only for seven days. It’s hasn’t been confirmed if users can request multiple temporary codes once the seven-day period is over.

Last week, Netflix announced in a quarterly letter to shareholders that the company will be tightening the ropes on password sharing.

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