Netflix is testing a crackdown on password sharing2021-03-12 18:04 by Daniela
Tags: Netflix, password
Netflix might soon take an uncompromising position on password sharing, as the company this week began to test a verification system designed to dissuade the common practice. Those suspected of unauthorized use will be required to verify the account through an email or a text code.
Netflix has commented on the crackdown in a statement, saying, "This test is designed to help ensure that people using Netflix accounts are authorized to do so."
Netflix is reportedly losing $9 billion per year to password sharing, but presumably also knows a significant number of their subscribers would not have purchased a subscription of they could not spread the value over a number of users, especially if their own usage is intermittent.
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