- Netflix could soon impose limitations on account sharing.
- The test is specially designed to ensure that people using a Netflix account should be the account holder.
- Netflix is also proposing users a 30-day free trial within the note.
Netflix presently rolls a new indication for account sharing. Officially, the platform’s Terms of Service state that users’ accounts “may not be shared with individuals beyond their household.” But the rule has never been enforced. Currently, it seems that the days of account sharing are finally arriving at an end. Netflix pops up with a message telling streamers to create their account if they’re not living with the primary account holder.
The trial seems to be limited to a small group of users immediately. But it shows that Netflix is at least considering the likelihood of imposing limits on account sharing.
Netflix seems to end account sharing and might impose limitations.
Netflix is experimenting with a new feature. It will assure that just those who own the account or live with the owners of the account who is using it. Password sharing for Netflix accounts is very common among friends and family members, but it looks like the company could make it more difficult with an upcoming feature, which will require a code before accessing the account.
A recent tech firm shares a screenshot of the same as well. Netflix confirms that it is testing such a feature. “This test is designed to help ensure that people using Netflix accounts are authorized to do so.”
The feature is currently being tested with a very small sample size of users. But the report adds that the warning is showing to those who are using borrowed accounts.
Netflix warns users to verify their account by verification code sent by email or SMS.
Users who are using someone else’s Netflix account are seeing pop-up messages when they go to sign in. The indication accordingly asks them to analyze if they are the primary account holder through a confirmation code sent by email or text. There’s moreover an option to verify it later. So distant, those users who have received notifying texts have been eligible to get past them by choosing the verify later option. It’s also not that difficult to get the verification code from the user buddy whose account is been used. But it’s certainly not very convenient for all parties.
Interestingly, Netflix is also offering users a 30-day free trial within the notice. The streaming service had revoked this offer a long time back. But it’s one way of getting account sharers to sign up independently.