Devices must connect to Wi-Fi at primary location and watch something at least once every 31 days.
February 2, 2023 – Netflix has unveiled its plans to prevent password sharing between people in households outside of an account owner’s primary location.
As reported by gHacks, the streaming service has detailed how it aims to crackdown on account sharing in an updated FAQ.
The information varies between countries, but it looks like the company will be paying careful attention to the devices used to log in to accounts from now on.
The FAQ pages for countries where Netflix is testing extra membership fees for account sharing have tweaked the rules. The Costa Rican Help Center states that devices must connect to the Wi-Fi at the primary location and watch something on Netflix “at least once every 31 days.”
The FAQ pages for US and UK subscribers currently highlight that devices may require verification if they are not associated with the Netflix household or if they attempt to access an account outside the subscriber’s primary location for an extended period of time.
The FAQ also warns that users may be locked out of their account if they are found to be sharing it with others. In addition, the streaming service has implemented a feature that allows the account owner to get notifications if other devices are used to log into the account from secondary locations.
Netflix is taking these measures in order to protect its subscribers from unauthorized access and to protect its content from being shared beyond its intended use.
With these changes, Netflix is ensuring that its customers can enjoy the streaming service securely and without the fear of their accounts being shared without their permission.