Netflix is continuing to push their decision to charge for password sharing. This means that subscribers will have to pay an additional $7.99 per month extra for any other users they would have otherwise given their password to freely.
As shared via Variety, Netflix released the following statement to customers:
“Your Netflix account is for you and the people you live with in your household,” the email begins. Variety further explains how the new rules will work:
“To share Netflix with someone outside of your household, you can transfer a profile to a new membership that someone else pays for, or you can buy an extra member for $7.99/month in addition the cost of the main subscription.”
Though the above price change for password sharing is for the United States, the changes will be made to the Netflix streaming service in other countries as well. This includes the following countries and prices:
“U.K. (£4.99 monthly per extra member), Ireland (€4.99), Norway (NOK 39), Sweden (49 kr), Denmark (39 kr), the Netherlands (€3.99), Belgium (€3.99), Australia (AUD$7.99), the Philippines (₱149), Malaysia (RM13), Hong Kong (HKD$28) and Singapore (S$6.98).”
This particular change isn’t the only plan that Netflix has in store. The crackdown will also include the following changes:
“The company has said it will start blocking devices (after a certain period of time) that attempt to access a Netflix account without properly paying. However, Netflix members can continue to access the service while traveling via their personal devices or by logging in to new TV (like at a hotel or vacation rental).”
They’ve already been implementing these changes in certain territories. As such, they must consider this smaller rollout successful, because we’ll be seeing it reach so many other countries soon. Of course, it’s unknown how subscribers will react to these changes in the long-term. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional updates as we have them.