Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Netflix Threatens to Crack Down on Password Sharing


During its third-quarter earnings interview on Wednesday, Netflix threatened to crack down on password sharing. The streaming giant went on to discuss becoming stricter with the number of users taking advantage of one account.

Although Netflix didn’t go into specifics as to how it would cut down on password sharing, it’s believed the media company will limit devices signed to one account and/or take a look into IP addresses. Currently, depending on your subscription tier, Netflix limits the amount of devices streaming simultaneously. The goal is to restrict the sharing of the same account to people only from the same household. Moving forward, an even stricter policy could be implemented which means accounts shared with friends will come to an end. Greg Peters, one of the executives of the platform, confirmed that Netflix will soon change its terms of use and was “continuing to monitor” the situation.

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