Netflix cracks down on password sharing

The streaming service said 100 million subscribers had been sharing account logins before the company began making it more difficult to do so.

By Shelly BrisbinMay 25, 2023 1:29 pm,

Streaming services continue to adjust their pricing and branding to reflect the changing reality of how people want to watch TV and movies. Netflix users can now share account passwords with family or friends – for a fee. And the former HBO Max is now known simply as Max. Tech expert Omar Gallaga says both changes come with new pricing plans from the streamers.

Highlights from this segment:

– Subscribers to Netflix’s premium tiers can add users to an account for an additional cost. Those users can log in from outside the host household.

– Subscribers to Netflix’s basic, ad-supported plans can’t share passwords outside their household.

– The new Max service includes content from all Warner Media properties, including Discovery Plus, which was merged with Warner last year. New pricing plans cost as much as $19.99 per month and provide 4K streaming options.

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