Netflix Beginning To Crack Down On Password Sharing With New Feature Roll-Out

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Netflix Beginning To Crack Down On Password Sharing With New Feature Roll-Out

Bad news if you’re still logged into your ex’s account…

It’s the age-old joke – one poor sod pays for the Netflix account, while every family member, friend, ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend and her dog enjoy it for free. But finally, those heroes that do pay are coming out on top.

Continuing to crack down on password-sharing with a brand-new feature, Netflix users have reportedly experienced new pop-ups coming up on their screens which read “If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching”. The prompt is followed by a security text or email which requires the users to verify their accounts. Failure to fill in the details led the users onto sign up for a free 30-day trial, telling them they were required to create their own account instead to enjoy Netflix.

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This isn’t the first time Netflix has reiterated their rules, however, it is the first time they have proactively taken steps to prevent it from happening – and let’s face it, pretty much everybody has been breaking the rules. The streaming website’s terms of use currently read: “The Netflix service and any content viewed through the service are for your personal and non-commercial use only and may not be shared with individuals beyond your household,”

That’s my mum finally getting her own account, then – and thank heavens, because no one needs to see their parents have been watching Bridgerton.

Jokes aside, it’s currently unclear whether Netflix will roll-out the feature any further (or where it has been rolled out), however, if you’re one of the lucky souls who’s saved hundreds by piggybacking on someone else’s account, you might want to watch out…

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