Netflix tests crackdown on password-sharing

Netflix is testing a way to crack down on password-sharing.

The popular streaming service has been using popups to ask some users to verify their account via email or text, or to “verify later.”

The test comes as streaming services proliferate and more people share passwords and services. Netflix confirmed the test, but did not say how many people were part of the test.

“This test is designed to help ensure that people using Netflix accounts are authorized to do so,” the company said.

On the most basic plan, which costs $9 monthly, users can only stream on one screen at a time. The most popular plan, which is now $14 monthly, allows two simultaneous streams; the $18 premium plan allows 3.

There has not been a limit on sharing an account when you aren’t streaming at the same time.



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