Netflix has officially announced its crackdown on password sharing in the US. The streaming platform revealed details of how it will affect viewers and how much it will cost to keep the “extra members” on Tuesday, May 23.
If you have the Standard plan which costs $15.49 per month, you can add one additional member outside your household for an additional $7.99 per month, while those on Netflix Premium can add up to two additional members for the same price.
However, if you’re on either of Netflix’s two cheapest plans — the Basic plan for $9.99 per month or $6.99 per month standard with ad tier — you won’t have the option to add additional members at all. The same goes for accounts paid for by partners like Verizon or T-Mobile.
According to the app’s support page, an “extra member” will have their own profile and password, which will be paid for by the person who “invited” them to join. Additional members must activate their account in the same country as the account holder, and will only be able to watch or download Netflix titles on one device at a time. They also cannot create additional profiles or sign in as a children’s profile.
Netflix Household is set up based on where you watch Netflix on TV and the IP address you use. To reset this location, you can use the app on a TV or a device connected to the TV.
US Netflix subscribers who share their password with people “outside their family” will receive an email starting Tuesday. see below.
The streaming platform has been testing paid password sharing since the summer of last year and expanded those efforts to Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain in February.