Netflix bans password sharing in India, sends mails to users over who can share

Restructions on Netflix password sharing.
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NETFLIX: Netflix, which is one of the most famous streaming giant, has come up with its updated policy over password sharing in India. As per report, the the company has reached out to its customers through email about it with clear restrictions on sharing password. In the email, it has been boldly mentioned that the Netflix accounts are supposed to be used exclusively among a single household. The company highlighted that you are not supposed to share the password with others who do not belong to your household.

In an official statement, the company stated that these emails will be sent to their Indian Consumer Base. Those who are sharing their Netflix account outside their household will receive it. Netflix further elaborated that everybody in a household can access the Netflix account no matter where they are. If they are at home, on the go or on a holiday also, they can have the access to the Netflix Account. Moreover, everyone can benefit from new features like Transfer Profile and Manage Access and Devices.

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Restrictions In more than 100 countries

“We understand that our viewers have several entertainment choices. That is why we continue to invest heavily in a wide variety of new films and TV shows — so no matter your taste, mood, or language or whoever you are watching with, there is always something satisfying to watch on Netflix,” it continued. In the past few days Netflix has imposed a ban on password sharing in more than 100 countries. These countries are the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Mexico, and Brazil.

It gave an additional feature to its paying customers that they can include one additional member from outside their household, but with an extra monthly fee. In the United States, the fee is set at $8 ( ₹660). To make the experience smooth and seamless, members were given the opportunity to transfer a person’s profile, helping them to share their viewing history and personalized recommendations. Netflix has imposed these restrictions as a way to combat the widespread practice of account sharing, which is involves around 100 million households globally.

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