We’re all guilty of sharing our Netflix password with multiple people, because who doesn’t like to share the love of an excellent series to binge-watch?

However, Netflix has announced its currently testing a feature where you would be charged a fee for sharing your account’s password outside of your household.

In a recent blog post on Netflix’s website, the streaming giant’s director of product innovation, Chengyi Long, outlined a model was currently being tested whereby users would be charged $2.99 USD (approx Dhs11) to add a sub-member outside of their household to their account.

The feature is currently being tested in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru.


“We’ve always made it easy for people who live together to share their Netflix account, with features like separate profiles and multiple streams in our Standard and Premium plans,” she said in the post.

“While these have been hugely popular, they have also created some confusion about when and how Netflix can be shared. As a result, accounts are being shared between households — impacting our ability to invest in great new TV and films for our members.”

She also outlined that no changes are to be made yet, and the current tests are to just gauge an idea of how this feature could work and the response to it.

“We’ll be working to understand the utility of these two features for members in these three countries before making changes anywhere else in the world,” Long clarified.

Still, it begs the question – could sharing your password with your friends and family for free be a thing of the past? We’ll have to wait and see…

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