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Netflix’s crackdown on password sharing begins -HP NEWS

This was announced in a statement by the company / Reuters Photo

If you share your streaming service Netflix account password with friends or relatives, the bad news is that the company has launched a global crackdown against it.

Netflix had been saying for months that a worldwide crackdown on users sharing Netflix account passwords would begin in the first quarter of 2023.

It’s now rolling out and will initially charge additional fees to Netflix password-sharing users in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain.

In a statement issued by the company, it was stated that a crackdown called ‘Extra Member Sub Account Fee’ has been started in 4 countries.

Measures against password sharing have been trialled since last year in a few Latin American countries, where extra fees are charged for using accounts outside the home or primary location.

A formal crackdown has now been launched worldwide which will be extended to other countries in the coming weeks.

During this crackdown, 8 Canadian dollars (1,627 Pakistani rupees) in Canada, 8 New Zealand dollars (1,388 Pakistani rupees) in New Zealand, 4 euros (1,173 Pakistani rupees) in Portugal, and 4 euros (1,173 Pakistani rupees) per account were charged per account. An additional fee of 6 Euros (1760 Pakistani Rupees) will be charged.

It is currently unclear from the company when such a crackdown will be launched in other countries.

However, at the end of January 2023, the company explained how it will prevent different people from using the same account.

According to these details, people not living in a home or primary location will not be able to use that location account to watch streaming content in other locations.

It will still be possible to share a Netflix account, but within a household.

Ensure that your devices are connected to the location’s Wi-Fi, for this purpose the company will ask users to connect to the primary location’s Wi-Fi.

Customers must sign in to Netflix from their devices at the primary location at least once every 31 days, after which the company will not block access to Netflix on the device.

An individual who attempts to log into the account from an unrelated device at a different location will be denied access to the Service.

If a user wants to sign in to Netflix on a new device outside the home, a new mechanism will be introduced for this purpose.

Such users will be requested to provide a temporary code from the company to sign in, which will allow them to access the account while away from home for 7 days.



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