Netflix tests feature to limit sharing of passwords

Netflix has rolled out a feature to some users which could potentially limit the sharing of passwords between friends.

Users have reported seeing the message: “If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching.”

In the trial version, a code sent via mail or text is required to authenticate the user.

The platform said in an official statement: “This test is designed to help ensure that people using Netflix accounts are authorised to do so.”

The decision on complete rollout of the feature is yet to be taken.

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Mass password sharing is common between users, many of whom are unable to afford their own account and pool in to share a single one.

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