A Netflix account holder can add up to five profiles to their account, but those profiles will become sub-accounts that will start charging you starting in early 2023
Netflix is changing its policy on password sharing and will start charging people to share accounts.
Currently, a Netflix account holder can add up to five profiles to their account, but those profiles will become sub-accounts that cost money beginning in early 2023.
Netflix will now only allow one “house” per account, and additional houses will have to pay more to use the same account, the company announced this week.
You can still use the Netflix account while away from your physical home, on your tablet, laptop or phone, but it will technically be an account that you can add sub-accounts to, CBS reported.
The streaming platform has already deployed this model in Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Customers in those countries pay an additional $2.99 per month to add additional homes to their account. Netflix did not specify if the cost would be the same for the US.
Netflix will begin rolling out these features more broadly in early 2023. Members on basic plans can add one additional home, standard plans can add up to two additional homes, and premium plans can add up to three additional homes.
People who borrow someone else’s Netflix password can transfer that Netflix profile to a new account. That means they’ll see your viewing history and recommendations in the new account they make.
Getting paid for subaccounts isn’t the only new source of revenue for Netflix in 2023. Customers will be able to pay for a basic version of the streaming platform that costs less but comes with ads.
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