Netflix Sets Deadline for its Crackdown on Password Sharing
- Jan 21, 2023
Netflix has been on a mission to crack down on password sharing between households, and it has now officially announced when its program will begin. As part of its Q4 2022 earnings report, Netflix revealed that it would start rolling out its paid sharing feature "more broadly" in Q1 2023. This means that the deadline for its crackdown on password sharing is set to March when the Q1 2023 phase ends.
Netflix had intended to implement the measure by the end of 2022, but evidently, it missed that deadline. Despite this, the company is still proceeding with its plans to stop friends and family from using your account if you've shared your password and account details with them. This is likely to be a big change for many users, as password sharing has been very common among households and has enabled them to save money on subscription fees.
Netflix is also introducing a range of new features to make it easier for users to manage their password sharing. For example, the company is introducing a new feature that will allow users to grant access to a single device for up to four hours at a time. This will enable people to share their accounts with family members or friends without having to provide their full passwords.
In addition, Netflix is also introducing a “Guardian” feature, which will enable users to control who has access to their account. This feature will also allow users to set a limit on the number of devices that can access their account.
Netflix's decision to crack down on password sharing is sure to be a controversial one, as it has been a popular way for households to save money on their subscription fees. However, the new features that Netflix is introducing should help make it easier for users to manage their password sharing and keep their accounts safe.
So, what do you think? Are you in favor of Netflix's decision to crack down on password sharing, or do you think it's an overreaction? Leave a comment to let us know your thoughts.