Netflix’s arguable password-sharing crackdown hits america

What you need to know

  • Netflix has begun cracking down on password sharing in the United States.
  • The company will notify account holders that are sharing their accounts with users outside their households.
  • Users on the Standard and Premium plans can add one or two more members, respectively.

After teasing users for more than a year, Netflix will finally start charging U.S. subscribers for sharing their accounts with users outside of their households.

Netflix announced on Tuesday that it would begin sending emails to account holders, warning them about the change that could affect them starting today. Accounts with “extra members” may be charged $7.99 per month per member, lest they be kicked off the account.

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