Global Streaming Services Giant, Netflix is considering charging customers who share their accounts and passwords.
It comes as streaming servicee shared its quarterly earnings report, revealing that it will soon charge customers an additional monthly fee if they share usernames and passwords.
The new charges come after a trial in South America, where Netflix described “additional users” as subaccounts, meaning they were used by people who don’t live in the same household.
In the report, Netflix wrote: “We have found a thoughtful approach to monetize account sharing and we will begin to roll this out more broadly from early 2023.”
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“After listening to consumer feedback, we will offer borrowers the ability to transfer their Netflix profile to their own account and sharers to more easily manage their devices and create sub-accounts (“additional member”) if they want to pay for doing this for family or friends.
“In countries with our cheaper ad-supported plan, we expect the profile transfer option to be particularly popular with borrowers.”
In summary, the report means that every name under the ‘Who’s watching?’ Screen will cost you extra if it turns out they don’t live with you.
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Although the service hasn’t announced how much it will charge customers, it will likely follow the one-fourth of the base rate method used in its test.
That means account users could be charged around £1.75 extra per month.
However, since the program doesn’t start until early 2023, you still have time to switch account users and decide to open your own account.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23067825.netflix-charge-users-sharing-passwords-starting-early-2023/?ref=rss Netflix will start charging for sharing passwords in early 2023