Netflix is implementing a crackdown on password-sharing in the United States. This means that if you share your Netflix account with someone outside your household, that person will no longer be able to use it for free.
Instead, Netflix is offering an option to add extra members to your account for an additional cost. If you have the Standard plan, you can add one extra member for $7.99 per month. If you have the Premium plan, which includes 4K streaming, you can add up to two extra members, but each one will cost $7.99 per month.
The new rules also apply in the UK, where subscribers will be charged £4.99 per month for extra member slots.
However, if you have the Basic or Standard plan with Ads, you won’t have the option to add extra members. Netflix subscribers in the US who share the service outside their household will receive an email about these new policies.
Netflix has been testing paid password-sharing in other countries, and now it is expanding the crackdown to the US. The company is taking this step to combat password sharing and encourage more people to pay for their own Netflix accounts.