Netflix password sharing could be coming to an end soon. They’ve been talking about it for a while, but now it looks like they have a way to crack down on people who share passwords. And lets be honest most of us share a password with someone. I don’t see the harm in it, but Netflix does, especially when they keep losing money.
My wife and I used her parents Netflix for years. It wasn’t until last year when we got a new smart TV and had to log into all of our streaming services again, and Netflix wouldn’t let us. We finally had to get our own account. Oh well, it was a good run. So here’s how Netflix plans to crack down on sharing passwords.
According to Uproxx, in an updated FAQ, they said, quote, “To ensure uninterrupted access to Netflix, connect to the Wi-Fi at your primary location, open the Netflix app or website, and watch something at least once every 31 days.”This creates a trusted device so you can watch Netflix, even when you’re away from your primary location.”
So what if someone outside your household tries to use your account on a non-trusted device? “Netflix will prompt users who try to sign into your account elsewhere to sign up for their own account instead and block their access until they do.” But what if that someone is YOU. Like say you’re traveling, and you want to open your account on a hotel TV or something.
In that case, you have to request a TEMPORARY CODE when you sign in. It gives you access for seven consecutive days. We knew this day was coming. But I’m sure, like me, y’all thought “how can they really do it?” Now we know.
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