The Morning Breeze w/ Carolyn McArdle & Cort Johnson

The Morning Breeze w/ Carolyn McArdle & Cort Johnson

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Netflix Password Sharing Crackdown Has Begun


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Netflix has brought it's password sharing deterrents to the United States, after starting the program in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain earlier this year.

On Tuesday, they began rolling out its paid sharing feature in the U.S., which requires that all account users must be in the same household and live in the same location as the primary account holder.

Users living outside of a household will be able to join onto the main account for an additional $7.99 a month, though standalone Netflix subscriptions begin at $6.99 a month for the ad-supported version and $9.99 a month for the basic plan.

As part of the rollout, primary account holders will be prompted to set a household location on their devices, though subscribers will still be able to use their accounts when traveling.

Non-household members will be singled out based on factors like how often that device has used the Wi-Fi at the primary location, according to a Netflix spokesperson, and will be prompted to transfer their profiles to a new Netflix subscription.

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