TAMPA (NBC) -Netflix is cracking down on account password sharing according to a spokesman for the streaming company.
Netflix is trying out a new policy with some customers if you are letting someone use your account password, when they log on they may get a message that reads:
“If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching.”
According to a spokesman, netflix tries “Hundreds” of tests a year with select customers.
“This test is designed to help ensure that people using Netflix accounts are authorized to do so,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement. The company’s terms of service say accounts “may not be shared with individuals beyond your household.”
According to the company, the trial may not lead to a larger crackdown around password sharing.
The test could be applied for account security as well as sharing passwords.
Before you panic: The new feature is just a test, and it’s rolling out to a limited number of users who watch on the Netflix TV app.