Netflix has announced that it is testing new ways to stop password sharing between households on its platform.
The streaming platform also plans to include a new feature that will ask users to pay an extra fee in order to do so.
Users will be able to;
- Add an extra member
- Transfer profile to a new account.
“While separate profiles and multiple streams have been hugely popular, they have also created some confusion about when and how Netflix can be shared,” Chengyi Long, director of product innovation at Netflix, said in a statement. “As a result, accounts are being shared between households — impacting our ability to invest in great new TV and films for our members.”
“So for the last year we’ve been working on ways to enable members who share outside their household to do so easily and securely, while also paying a bit more. And over the next few weeks, we’ll launch and test two new features for our members in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru”, Chengyi Long Netflix Director, Product Innovation.
Netflix is still working to understand the utility of these features in the three countries before making changes elsewhere in the world.