Netflix shared account: the app has found a new way to prevent users from giving access to their subscription to people outside the household or household
It is not uncommon for multiple users to use the same Netflix subscription. The same streaming platform has set up its service so that up to 4 different devices including smartphones, PCs, tablets, smart TVs and video game consoles can be connected to a single account and watch content simultaneously on two terminals. The idea, however, is that people from the same household, or in any case who live in the same house, share the Netflix account but this is often not the case. Many sign up for a subscription and then provide access credentials even to distant friends and relatives even if it is clearly considered illegal by the streaming giant.
Netflix has for some time already begun a relentless battle against this practice, which according to the company’s estimates is carried out by 31% of users with a loss of 9 billion dollars, and now the first “fallen” are also registered in Italy.
Netflix Shared Account: The app attempts to prevent this with a security patch
The end of the shared Netflix account outside the home has been masked by the app with the launch of an additional security system that provides for two-factor authentication. In addition to accessing the subscription using the traditional username and password, the person to whom it is registered is also sent a temporary code via SMS or email. Each time, therefore, you are forced to provide the number sequence at each new login also to friends with whom you have a shared Netflix account. They will see the “This account is used in multiple households” screen. Below are the buttons to create a new account or perform two-step verification. “Remember that we only allow people in your household to use your account” reads the e-mails that Neftlix sends to the holder of the subscription.