Media service provider and production company, Netflix, plans to crack down on the customers who share their acc passwords.
The policy will be taken to avoid the users to “piggybacking” their friends or family. Netflix announced the plan in the third quarter earnings exposure earlier this week. This streaming site product’s head, Greg Peters, is aware that some of the users share their password info to avoid paying monthly subscriptions. Yet, he did not mention how many of the users actually shared the credentials.
“We continue to monitor (share passwords),” said by him.
Peters said the company does not yet have a big plan to handle the password sharing case in the near future. They are still continuing to monitor the developing situation. Netflix will look for the “consumer-friendly” ways to push that policy.
The streaming services have limited the number of devices that can use the same account. The users can share access to a certain extent but are required to limit it to one household by creating individual profiles.
Netflix does not reveal how to monitor the password sharing, but they claim to be able to see IP addresses that use a password. The policy certainly threatens families who live apart from each other.
This platform announced an extra 6.77 million paid subscribers in the quarter ended this September. The success was allegedly the existence of events. Such as, “Stranger Things” and “13 Reasons Why”.