Netflix testing feature that would charge people who share their password

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Published: 2022-03-18 15:43

Last Updated: 2022-12-07 17:42


Netflix testing feature that would charge people who share their password
Netflix testing feature that would charge people who share their password

Netflix has started testing a new feature that would charge people to add multiple profiles to an account. The feature is being tested in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru, however, it is unclear if and when the feature will be implemented in other countries.

Netflix’s director of product innovation Chengyi Long said in a statement, Netflix has “always made it easy for people who live together to share their Netflix account,” allowing them to create separate profiles on a single subscription. However, “accounts are being shared between households – impacting our ability to invest in great new TV and films for our members,” he continued.

This new feature will charge subscribers who share their accounts for up to two people outside their household. Subscribers will be charged around USD 2.98 a month in Chile, USD 2.99 in Costa Rica and about USD 2.12 in Peru.