Netflix to test additional charges for password sharing
You may need to think twice before sharing that Netflix password with your family member.
In a blog post from March 16, the company says they will begin testing a method to charge members for sharing passwords outside their households.
Chengyi Long, the director of product innovation for Netflix, says 'confusion' among members about sharing passwords has negatively impacted the "ability to invest in great new TV and films for our members."
"So for the last year we’ve been working on ways to enable members who share outside their household to do so easily and securely, while also paying a bit more," Long says in the post. "And over the next few weeks, we’ll launch and test two new features for our members in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru."
The post does not mention a timeline for a potential United States test or permanent rollout.