Netflix is allowing viewers living in the same household to share an account.
But reports say that Netflix is sending some users a message asking them to confirm that they live with the account owners. The recipients do so by entering details from a text message or email sent to the account owners.
“This test is designed to help ensure that people using Netflix accounts are authorized to do so,” a Netflix spokesperson told Reuters.
Here's a sample of the reactions from some Reddit users:
· “Whats the point to this? Netflix is still getting money. S--t tons of money. It’s not like every account is home to hundreds of people all sharing it, because that’s already impossible to do.”
· “Fine. I don’t need you anyway.”
· “Yep, Netflix has sucked hard in the last few months, if they start breaking my b--ls I'm going to switch to some other service which in time will be equally lame.”
· “Billions of dollars a year isn't enough for them. They need to squeeze families more.”
And on Twitter, users vented:
· “#netflix is getting greedy! no more PW sharing?? that was the best feature! i shall unsubscribe immediately. Netflix cracks down on users who share passwords after hiking fees.”
· “Just saying. If @netflix cracks down on password sharing, Im canceling and theyll get no money from all of us.”
· “No more bootlegging and sharing? This is anti-trust, a monopoly against the people! Didn’t President Biden talk about unity last night Rolling on the floor laughing Com’on man you can’t do me this way! Peeple unite!”
· “This is seriously stupid, Netflix has billions, no amount of password sharing could stop them.”
Netflix recently traded at $511.37, down 2.2%.