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Netflix Password Sharing Crackdown – The End of Account Sharing?

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Earlier this week, we saw several social media posts talking about Netflix starting to crack down on password sharing.

Password sharing is not an uncommon practice among the millions using Streaming Apps like Netflix.

A study from the research firm Magid in 2018 estimated that 35 percent of millennials share passwords for streaming.

In a recent social media post that went viral, a Netflix subscriber captured a screenshot that states the following:

“Start your own Netflix for free today. If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching.”

This has led many to question whether the streaming giant is going to end password sharing for good on their platform.

You can see the full tweet below (from @DOP3Sweet).

You will also notice there is now an account verification prompt using email or text.

According to the Netflix Terms of Use, an account is only allowed to be shared with members of your household.

“The Netflix service and any content viewed through our service are for your personal and non-commercial use only and may not be shared with individuals beyond your household.”

This leads us to question if users will need to be logged on to the same IP address to be considered in the same household.

Many use a Netflix VPN to access geo-restricted content and this may be a method to bypass password sharing in the future.

With this new crackdown, Netflix is likely trying to push viewers to sign up for their own membership instead of sharing.

Additional subscribers means more revenue for streaming services.

And with the rise of Disney Plus, Peacock TV, Paramount Plus, HBO Max, Discovery Plus, etc. it’s becoming clear that gaining new subs is more competitive by the day.

It will be interesting to see how Netflix responds going forward, but it’s clear that many are unhappy about the inevitable end of password sharing.

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  1. This doesn’t seem right, I have Netflix on my phone for when I’m away from home and I have it on my Firestick at home. I would technically need two subscriptions then?

  2. From Netflix perspective, I can see why they would want to do this, but there are so many services that allow this that this seems to be “spitting’ in the wind” for Netflix.

    What I don’t understand is if you’re using IPVanish, how would they know? With the rising interest in using a VPN, it would look like everyone is not at “home”, wouldn’t it?

  3. Just curious…when you use an VPN it sends a different IP address for you to Netflix (instead of your IP from your ISP), so does Netflix (or any other IPTV service) complain/think that you are not the “owner” of that IPTV account as if you are using the password from another person’s account?

  4. You probably can’t use Netflix from a VPN connection.

  5. Avatar for mthr1 mthr1 says:

    You can use Netflix behind a VPN connection - however, not all VPNs are exempt from Netflix and their groblocking blacklist.

    When I had IPV, I had all sorts of server IPs that Netflix blacklisted.

    Surfshark was widely OK - now, there are a few server locations that are being blocked. Most are fine.

  6. Avatar for TXRon TXRon says:

    I never once shared my Stremio password :skull:

  7. Avatar for AJS1 AJS1 says:

    I just installed a Wyze camera and it took some time but they finally let me put the app on another device.

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