Netflix Has Introduced Its New Anti-password Sharing Method To Stop Users Sharing Accounts

Unfortunately, Netflix has introduced a new anti-password sharing measure that aims to prevent individuals, such as siblings, friends, and exes, from using someone else's account.

The implementation of the update by the streaming platform has already elicited strong reactions.

The tech giant, Netflix, has made significant changes after the widespread practice of password sharing since its launch in 2007.


Last week, in a report to shareholders, Netflix stated: "While our terms of use limit the use of Netflix to a household, we recognize this is a change for members who share their account more broadly."

The report claimed: "As we roll out paid sharing, members in many countries will also have the option to pay extra if they want to share Netflix with people they don't live with."

"As is the case today, all members will be able to watch while traveling, whether on a TV or mobile device."


The new anti-password sharing measure involves regularly signing back into your Netflix account.


In essence, users must log in on their device using their home Wi-Fi network at least once every 31 days.

Failure to comply can result in the blocking of the Netflix account.

Netflix explains the reason for implementing the anti-password sharing measure on their official website.

The statement regarding household streaming reads: "We've always made it easy for people who live together to share their Netflix account, with features like separate profiles and multiple streams in our Standard and Premium plans.


"While these have been hugely popular, they have also created some confusion about when and how Netflix can be shared."

"As a result, accounts are being shared between households."