The days of Netflix taking a lax stance on password sharing may be coming to an end. In a test spotted by The Streamable, the company has started sending a notification that prompts people to sign up for the service if it detects that they are not in the same household as the primary account holder.
It’s worth pointing out that the trial may have more to do with securing accounts than preventing friends and families from saving money, at least that’s what Netflix suggests. “This test is designed to ensure that people using Netflix accounts are allowed to do so,” a company spokesperson said. CNBC.
Historically, the only significant step Netflix has taken against account sharing is to set limits on concurrent streams. For example, with the company’s basic $ 9 per month plan, you can only stream to one device at a time, while the $ 18 premium membership allows you to watch up to four devices simultaneously.