Netflix details the end of account sharing

Netflix details the end of account sharing

netflix has already announced want to put an end to account sharing and will also charge for this service in a few weeks. Before that was a reality, the streaming service updated its frequently asked questions to detail how it works.

The end of account sharing for Netflix

“People who don’t live in your household will need to use their own account to watch Netflix”indicates the platform. She specifies:

When a device located outside your household identifies itself to your account or is used regularly, we may ask you to verify it before it can be used to watch Netflix or change Netflix households. This confirms that the device using the account is authorized to do so.

Netflix will not automatically charge your CDM if you share your account with someone who does not live under your roof.

When a device verification is performed, Netflix sends a link to the email address or phone number associated with the primary account holder. This link opens a page containing a 4-digit confirmation code. The code must be entered on the relevant device within 15 minutes. Once the code is entered, this device can be used to watch Netflix. Note that verification of the device may be required periodically.

What if you are traveling or away from home? Here is what the service says:

If you travel or live between multiple households, we want you to be able to enjoy Netflix wherever you are, whenever you want. If you’re the primary account holder (or live with them), you shouldn’t need to verify your device to watch Netflix.

If you’ve been living away from your Netflix household for a while, you may occasionally be prompted to check your device. This confirms that the device using the account is authorized to do so. Verifying a device is quick and easy.

But how does Netflix detect devices within a household? “We use information such as IP address, device ID and account activity from devices connected to the Netflix account”says the platform.

According to Netflix, 222 million paying households share passwords with an additional 100 million households that could be monetized, hence the desire for the platform to limit account sharing.

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