Netflix Widens Its Crackdown On Password Sharing to Canada, Spain and Portugal N

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Netflix has broadened its crackdown on password sharing, as it starts to enforce the new rules across the world.

Users in Canada, New Zealand, Spain, and Portugal are the latest to face password sharing after a prior trial was held in a number of Latin American nations, Netflix said Wednesday.

In a letter to shareholders dated January 19, Netflix announced that it would roll out its “paid sharing” system by the end of March. In its Wednesday announcement, Netflix added that over 100 million households are sharing accounts, which is impacting its “ability to invest in great new TV and films.”

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The update means users will be obliged to set up a primary location, so only users in that household can access the account without paying extra. There is an additional charge to allow up to two people who don’t live with you to use your account.

During the trial period in Chile, Peru, and Costa Rica, the prices for additional members ranged from $2 to $3 per month, but the latest four countries have seen that price nearly double.