Netflix launches crackdown on password sharing

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The broadcasting company Netflix has started a global crackdown against password sharing.

Netflix had been saying for months that from the first quarter of 2023, there will be a worldwide crackdown on users sharing Netflix account passwords.

Now this started and initially, Netflix password-sharing users in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain will be charged additional fees.

The company said in a statement that a crackdown called ‘Extra Member Subaccount Fee’ had been launched in 4 countries.

Measures against password sharing had been tested since last year in some Latin American countries, where additional fees were being charged for using an account outside the home or primary location.

As per the report, users will now have to sign in to Netflix from their devices at least once every 31 days at the primary location, after which the company will not block access to Netflix on the device.

Anyone who tries to log into an account from an unrelated device in a different location will be denied access to the service.

As per Netflix guidelines, if the user wants to sign in to Netflix on a new device, a new method will be introduced for this purpose.

Such users will request the company to provide a temporary code to sign in, which will give them access to the account outside the home for 7 days.