Netflix is testing a new feature which may stop password sharing.
We cannot deny that a number of Netflix users don’t actually live in the same house, as a matter of fact some people don’t even live in the same country and Netflix is obviously not amused. You may be wondering how Netflix will know if you’re sharing an account, basically for them to verify they’ll send an email or a text and if you can’t confirm then you’ll be prompted to set up a new account alternatively you may ask the person who you share your account with to verify it on your behalf.
Research has confirmed that a third of Netflix users have shared their passwords with others which means that from a business perspective the company may be making losses or are missing out in profits.
The charges usually vary depending on how many devices you can be on simultaneously.
Netflix’s basic plan in the U.S. is about $8.99 as in October, the streamer’s basic plan, which allows viewers to watch on two separate devices simultaneously, increased by $1 to $13.99, while its premium plan, which viewers can watch on four devices rose to $17.99 from $15.99.
A Netflix spokesperson said in a statement:
“This test is designed to help ensure that people using Netflix accounts are authorized to do so,”
Currently in Kenya the company faces competition from Showmax and other website streaming sites that basically have all the movies we need either way. Knowing how Kenyans have a culture of not really spending this new move may actually make us turn back to our local TV channels.
What does the test look like?
The test has been rolled out to a select number of customers using Netflix’s TV app. For example, when a Netflix user chooses their profile on a shared account, a question pops up asking them to verify their account by confirming via either a text or email sent to them.
Are you ready to stop sharing your Netflix bill?