Netflix Kicks Off Password-Sharing Crackdown in US

Netflix has revealed its plan to limit password sharing on Tuesday, which will begin to roll out in the U.S.

The popular streaming service began sending out alerts to its subscribers in the U.S. about the new password sharing policy, affirming that Netflix accounts are only to be shared within a single household.

“Your Netflix account is for you and the people you live with,” Netflix posted to its blog.

In the email that the company sent to its subscribers, it said that members can transfer a profile of someone outside of the household, so the person can begin a new subscription and pay on their own. Another option is to pay an extra fee of $7.99 a month to add a single person outside of their household to the account.

The new package for Netflix US are as follows;

  • Standard ad-supported (2 devices at a time) for $6.99/month
  • Basic (1 device at a time) for $9.99/month
  • Standard (2 devices at a time) for $15.49/month
  • Premium (4 devices at a time) for $19.99/month