Attention, Netflix users! As Netflix takes a stand against password sharing, big changes are on the horizon. The popular streaming video company is cracking down on users who share passwords with people outside their households to combat this widespread practice.
Starting this year, Netflix initiated its long-awaited password-sharing crackdown, affecting users worldwide. This decision has sent shockwaves through the streaming community from the United Kingdom to the United States and Malaysia. Adjust your Netflix habits accordingly, as access will now be limited to the account holder’s household connection.
Netflix has made its stance clear by stating that an account is intended “for use by one household” in an official announcement today. This means that subscribers who share their accounts with individuals outside their households will receive direct emails from Netflix. It’s time to face the music and find a solution.
Fortunately, Netflix offers an option for account owners to share their accounts with non-household members for a fee of RM13. While sharing among users within the same household remains free, additional users will have the privilege of enjoying Netflix content at the same quality as the account owner. However, they will be limited to using one device at a time. Keep this in mind when making your viewing plans.
In the past, Netflix turned a blind eye to password sharing as it fueled its rapid growth. However, the tides have changed. Last year, the company declared its intention to crack down on this practice due to its detrimental impact on its bottom line. With an estimated 100 million households worldwide sharing Netflix accounts, it’s time to end this free-for-all.
Netflix took its first steps towards curbing password sharing earlier this year in countries such as Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain. Now, it’s the United States turn to face the consequences of this crackdown. Brace yourselves, fellow Americans.
In Netflix’s recent earnings report, the company revealed a net increase of 1.75 million global streaming subscribers in the first quarter. While this marked growth is positive, it falls short of the expectations set by Wall Street analysts, who had anticipated over 3 million new subscribers. Netflix’s bottom line is at stake, and it’s taking action to secure its future.
Now, let’s address the elephant in the room: the “cancel reaction.” Naturally, Netflix has witnessed some backlash from users upon announcing the paid sharing option. But fear not because it doesn’t stop there. Despite initial resistance, Netflix has noticed an interesting pattern—increased acquisition and revenue. So, while change may be met with resistance, it ultimately paves the way for a stronger Netflix experience.
It’s important to note that payment for additional slots will be charged to the account owner. This option, however, is exclusive to those who directly subscribe to Netflix. If you need more clarification about adding an extra member to your subscription or more information, Netflix’s official help page on extra members is your go-to resource.