Netflix is trying to crack down on password sharing with new test

Netflix is trying to crack down on password sharing with new test


Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Netflix has more than 200 million subscribers around the world, and now the company is looking at ways to curb password sharing for both business and security reasons.

A new feature, first spotted by GammaWire, prevents people who are not authorized to use the account from accessing it. A Netflix spokesperson told The Verge, “This test is designed to help ensure that people using Netflix accounts are authorized to do so.” If Netflix detects that someone is trying to use the account without being an account owner, they’ll be asked to verify later or verify being an account owner through an email code or text code.

If someone is unable to verify account ownership within a certain timeframe, they won’t be able to stream any Netflix…

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