Streaming service tests technology that asks customers to pay more if it detects multiple addresses logging into the same account
Account sharing may be over after the streaming giant said it would ask customers who share their password with other households to pay extra.
It is testing technology that will ask subscribers to pay an extra fee if it detects people at multiple addresses logging in to the same account.
Netflix said it would soon start testing new features that let subscribers pay to add “sub accounts” for up to two people they do not live with.
It is testing the changes in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru, with the extra accounts costing 30 to 40pc of a basic membership.
In the UK, a charge of £2.99 a month would mean a subscriber on Netflix’s most expensive plan paying £21.97 a month for two people living elsewhere.
Netflix said people sharing accounts while living apart meant it could afford to spend less on production.
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