Netflix may soon prevent subscribers from sharing their account passwords with people who don’t live in the same household.
Some users have reported seeing a screen saying, “If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching.”
If Netflix detects that someone other than the account owner is trying to use the account, they’ll be asked to verify later or verify being an account owner through an email code or text code.
If the user is unable to verify account ownership within a certain timeframe, they won’t be able to stream any Netflix content.
Streaming platforms, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, and Disney+, allow users to create multiple profiles within the account, but the terms and conditions specify that they are meant to be used by people in the same household.
Do note that this is still a test and is yet to roll out globally.