Netflix users urged to change passwords as date set for ban on shared logins

If you've managed to get away with using your ex's family Netflix password for years, we've got bad news for you: the game is up.

The streaming giant has finally revealed its timeline for when it will block people who share their login details from the platform.

In a report earlier this week, Netflix says it plans to crackdown on password sharing in the US (and likely the UK) by the time July rolls around.

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People who share their password with those they don't live with will be asked to pay an additional fee in order to keep using their account.

Netflix told investors that it was "pleased with the results" of paid account sharing trials it held in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain.

However, the company's co-CEO Greg Peters said it is delaying the rollout of the system in the UK and the US until the second quarter of 2023.

Mr Peters said: "We felt based on those results, it was better to take a little bit of extra time, incorporating those learnings and make this transition as smooth as possible as we can for members."

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An estimated 100 million people worldwide currently use Netflix without paying for a subscription, and instead just use someone else's login.

In the European countries where the paid membership sharing trials were held, people were asked to spend between £3.50 and £5.28 in order to add extra user accounts for up to two people they don't live with.

The changes come as Netflix attempts to claw back more money through a variety of new membership options, including a cheaper £5.99 subscription where users have to watch ads.


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