Netflix and the end of account sharing: a story that has been going on since 2021, when the first rumors began to circulate about a total change of course by the most famous streaming platform in the world, tired of losing money due to use en masse of a single account by too many people. A widespread practice and even encouraged by Netflix itself until a few years earlier, with that famous tweet “Love is sharing a password” which has been talked about so much in recent days. However, as they say, only fools don’t change their minds and Netflix has taken this saying literally, since its idea regarding the sharing of passwords of a single account, a few years after that tweet, has changed radically.
We are well aware that by now the moment in which it will no longer be possible to share the Netflix account for free with people who are not part of our household (here we have explained what the platform means by ‘household’) is very close, and today it started the crackdown in Europe with Spain and Portugal as the first nations ‘affected’ by the new rules (that’s how much Spanish and Portuguese users will have to spend if they want to share an account with someone outside their own household). But the other question is: how many people can we share the account with outside our household?
Netflix, here are the details on the new rules
The premise is clear but it has been clear for some time now: it will still be possible to continue sharing a Netflix password with a friend or a person who is not part of our household, but obviously there will be an extra sum to pay, as is already happening in Spain and Portugal and as has already happened in some Latin American countries, the first in which this new function has been tested. The point is that, however, even if you pay that famous extra to share the account, there will be a maximum number of people with whom you can share the account outside the household.
The situation changes depending on which plan you choose: who has the Standard plan will be able to add one more member, while those who have il piano Premium you can add up to two. Ultimately, thus assuming an extra figure like 6 euros – according to the Spanish tariff, which it is possible will also be extended to Italy – per person with whom to share the account outside our domestic nucleus, if you use the standard plan you will pay 19 euros per month (13+6) by sharing the account with a person outside the family unit, if you use the Premium plan instead, you can instead share the account with two people outside the family unit, with a total cost of 30 euros per month (18 + 6 + 6).
The figure of 6 euros for each extra member is, we repeat, completely hypothetical as the figures for Italy have not yet been formalized by Netflix, but it is used to give you a general idea of a realistic scenario that awaits us considering that these figures have just been made official in Spain. We’ll see: in the meantime, if you want, here we explain how Netflix will control when an account is used outside the home.