Netflix is testing out a new fee to crack down on the practice of users sharing their accounts with people outside their household, according to a company blog post released on Wednesday.
Many people have access to Netflix, the world’s biggest streaming service, through accounts of friends and family.
Although against Netflix’s terms and conditions, it’s common for people to share their log-in details with people close to them so that they can use the service as well. Some people even have access to the accounts of ex partners and still sneakily use the service that way.
Currently, this practice doesn’t come with an extra fee, but Netflix is looking to curb it by charging users an additional fee each month to host over two people outside their household on their account.
Netflix testing fee for sharing accounts
The charge will be tested in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru before it is implemented in the US and a number of other locations, giving users a chance to finish their favorite show on a friend’s account before the fee kicks in.