Netflix password sharing: Users notified in Canada

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Netflix password sharing: Users notified in Canada

TORONTO

Netflix Canada is rolling out its long-awaited plans to crack down on password sharing.

The streaming giant says that starting today it will email Canadian users about restrictions on who can access their account outside of their household.

Under the new rules, Premium and Standard account holders will have the option to add additional members for $7.99 per month.

For this price, Premium High Definition 4K subscribers can add two members who do not live in their household.

Standard subscribers paying less monthly can add another member for the same additional monthly fee. Basic and ad-supported plans cannot add additional members.

Netflix hasn’t said when it will start enforcing the new rules.

Last year, Netflix began testing password-sharing rules in Latin America to boost sluggish subscriber growth.

The latest countries to be added to the tougher restrictions include Canada, Spain, Portugal and New Zealand, while the company says other countries will be rolled out over the next few months.

The company says more than 100 million households share accounts, impacting its “ability to invest in great new TV shows and movies.”

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on February 8, 2023.