Netflix just released news regarding password sharing on the brand’s streaming platform. HOLR is breaking down what people are talking about on Reddit.
Netflix is cracking down on password sharing by implementing changes. HOLR is breaking it down below.
Netflix Shared Accounts
According to this article, “Without any official announcement, Netflix updated its support page Tuesday to detail how it plans to restrict users from sharing an account with folks outside their immediate household.”
This Yahoo! article states that Netflix’s help center updated the FAQ page for countries such as Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru regarding the crackdown on password sharing. Apparently, “Netflix accounts will remain shareable but only within one household” and the U.S. may be eligible next.
As mentioned in the article, Netflix will require users to identify a primary location for accounts that are part of the same household. As a result, users will be required to sign into the home wifi of the primary location at least once every 31 days. This will ensure the device is not blocked from the platform moving forward.
This may mean that if a device accesses the Netflix account from a device that is not part of the primary location or from a different location, it will likely be blocked. To counter this, primary account holders may be able to verify users through a temporary code that allows access for 7 days, as noted here. However, there are still some unknowns regarding Netflix password-sharing news and updates.
Netflix Password Sharing Rules
What does this mean for people who travel or family members such as college students who live away from home? As it stands now, it might mean getting a new account to accommodate. One Reddit user stated the below after chatting with Netflix about new changes to the password-sharing policy.
News is still continuing to unfold regarding Netflix’s password-sharing updated policies so be sure to keep on top of upcoming news and contact Netflix in regards to any outstanding questions you might have about your own account.
Netflix Password Sharing Reddit
Reddit users took to the platform to discuss the latest news, with many disagreeing with the updates that have been recently announced as well as future plans regarding the streaming service and password sharing.
Published by HOLR Magazine.