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Netflix puts restrictions on Password sharing, begins with these countries

Netflix has begun cracking down on password sharing beginning with four countries including Canada, New Zealand and more.


  • Netflix has begun cracking down on Password sharing
  • Netflix says Password sharing hampers its ability to make new movies and shows
  • Password sharing is now being restricted in a total of 4 countries

Netflix unveiled its plans to restrict sharing so it can gain subscribers, and the company has started the restriction process with a certain set of countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain. Netflix says that it estimated that 100 million households around the world use a shared account.

The company made the announcement via a blog post where it says that members can now easily manage who has access to their account, transfer their profile to a new account, and still easily watch Netflix on their personal devices or log into a new TV. Netflix says that Password sharing has impacted its “ability to invest in great new TV and films”, hence, the move to implement restrictions on password sharing.

“So over the last year, we’ve been exploring different approaches to address this issue in Latin America, and we’re now ready to roll them out more broadly in the coming months, starting today in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain. Our focus has been on giving  members greater control over who can access their account”, says the company.

Members can now set their primary location, ensuring that anyone who lives in their household can use their Netflix account. They can decide who can access their account from the new Manage Access and Devices page. Next, people using an account can now transfer a profile to a new account, which they pay for — keeping their personalized recommendations, viewing history, My List, saved games and more.

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However, you can still give access to your account to other members if you are on the Standard or Premium plan. In many countries (including Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain), subscribers of the mentioned plans can add an extra member sub-account for up to two people they don’t live with — each with a profile, personalized recommendations, login and password — for an extra CAD$7.99 (approx Rs 500) a month per person in Canada, NZD$7.99 in New Zealand, Euro 3.99 in Portugal, and Euro 5.99 in Spain.

Where you can purchase only one extra member on the standard plan, and you can purchase two if you are on the Premium plan.

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