Actually it is divide yours Netflix accounts not wanted, but a lot of them do. We’ll tell you why a Netflix approach is generally difficult and what you should be aware of.
Here’s how you can share your Netflix account
Depending on which subscription model you have, it is possible to share your Netflix account. In theory, you can do this with any subscription variant. However, if you have the basic subscription for 7.99 euros, two people cannot stream at the same time.
This is possible with the standard subscription for 12.99 euros, but the premium subscription for 17.99 euros is best for sharing. Here you can stream on four devices at the same time.
If you send your password to someone else and they log into the account, you will receive an email. This tells you that your account is being used on a new device and where this device is located (example: Berlin, Germany).
However, we do not recommend revealing your password. By logging in to the person’s device, you ensure that they do not pass the access on.
Warning and suggestion from Netflix
A desperate attempt to stop the excessive sharing is a kind of warning label. If you share your Netflix information and the person logs in, a message could appear. There it is suggested to create your own Netflix account or to test the streaming service for 30 days free of charge.
It will also tell you that you need your own account if you do not live with the owner of the account.
If you want to stream now, you have to verify yourself by SMS code or email. However, this can also be postponed so that you will be asked again each time you log in. So if you are going to share your Netflix account with others in the future, you may have to confirm an email for them every now and then.
Why taking measures against sharing would be complicated
As far as we know, there is no limit to the number of devices you can log in to. For example, if you change your smartphone, have several televisions, consoles, laptops or tablets, you should at least be able to use your account on all of these devices. So if Netflix wants to prove that some of these devices are not in your household or come from it, it would be a gigantic effort.
The real limitation that is supposed to prevent excessive sharing of the Netflix account is the subscription model. Let’s assume that you have the premium subscription and want to stream securely yourself at all times, you can only share your account with three people.
Sharing a Netflix account remains possible for the time being
Netflix has always been so successful as a streaming service that the company never cared too much about the fact that some people share their password, and thus their Netflix account, with others. A few weeks ago, the news came that Netflix was trying out a function to protect all those who want to protect their Netflix accounts from unauthorized access in the company’s perspective.
According to recent studies, one in four Netflix subscribers should share their Netflix account with another household. But that would actually violate the streaming giant’s usage guidelines. Most likely that was also a reason to increase the subscription prices. After all, the premium subscription only cost 11.99 euros. Specifically, the company has not yet taken action against sharing the Netflix password.
Netflix is really doing that well
On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Netflix boss Reed Hastings presented the figures for the first quarter of 2021. Instead of the promised six million new subscribers that were forecast, the service only won four million.
It remains to be seen whether there will be any further changes in terms of sharing.
Sources: teltarif, Golem