There’s been some sad news for all the “freeloaders” this week, as Netflix has announced they’ll be cracking down on account sharing.
According to Parks Associates research, account sharing could be responsible for up to $9.9 billion of losses for streaming sites and $1.2 billion of over-the-top revenues.
Does Netflix know if you share your account?
Yes, it is. Afterall, you wouldn’t be able to create multiple profiles if Netflix accounts were limited to use by a single person. The streaming service company has also clarified that it has no plans to strictly clamp down on users who share their accounts, despite rumors to the contrary circulating earlier this year.
Can you share your Netflix subscription?
You can also share your Netflix account password with other people to allow them to watch streaming movies through a computer or Netflix instant viewing device. Up to five family members can share a single Netflix account.
Does Netflix allow multiple users on one account?
Netflix lets you watch video on multiple devices at once, which is convenient for families that share a single Netflix account. Depending on the kind of Netflix plan you have, you can stream video on one device (Basic), two devices (Standard), or four devices (Premium) at a time.
Can I share my Hulu account with family?
This gives family members the ability to share a plan without encouraging illegitimate or excessive account sharing. But don’t worry, Hulu knows that account sharing is a thing, and it makes a ridiculous amount of money from the phenomena. If you don’t already know, Hulu offers a “Hulu + Live TV” plan.