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Netflix announced in October 2022 that they would charge for password sharing beginning in early 2023. The exact timeline for when the new plan will be implemented hasn’t yet been revealed. However, what we do know is the streamer will charge a fee for extra users on your account. The system is already in place in some other countries, including Chile and Costa Rica. In these areas, fees for extra users ranged between $3 and $5 per user.
Currently, Netflix monitors for password sharing through a variety of ways. These include observation of IP addresses, device IDs, and user account activity. If Netflix determines that a frequent user of your account is outside of your household, they will send a 4-digit code to the email address and/or mobile number of the account holder to verify within 15 minutes. It’s not clear if these methods will change in the future.
Here’s everything else you need to know about Netflix password sharing and the coming crackdown on the practice.
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When will Netflix end password sharing?
While no official date has been set, Netflix announced plans to crack down on password sharing in early 2023. The streaming giant has yet to announce the exact date or even narrow it down further.
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How much is Netflix now?
Netflix has several different price tiers, each with different features. As of December 2022, these are:
- Basic With Ads: Watch most movies and TV shows in HD and play unlimited mobile games on one supported device at a time for $6.99 per month. Certain TV shows and movies are unavailable on this plan due to licensing restrictions.
- Basic: Watch and download unlimited movies and TV shows in HD and play unlimited mobile games on one device at a time for $9.99 per month.
- Standard: Watch and download unlimited movies and TV shows and play unlimited mobile games on two devices at a time in full HD for $15.49 per month.
- Premium: Watch and download unlimited movies and TV shows and play unlimited mobile games on four devices at a time in ultra HD for $19.99 per month.
What Netflix discounts are there?
Netflix does not offer discounts, and they’ve even discontinued their free trial period. However, you can save on Netflix by using a Target RedCard to purchase Netflix gift cards to pay for your subscription of choice. The Target RedCard will get you 5% off of the gift card purchase. Doing this will thereby save you 5% if you use the Netflix gift card to pay for a full year’s subscription.
If you have T-Mobile Magenta or Magenta MAX plan as your mobile carrier, you may be eligible for their Netflix On Us offer. T-Mobile Magenta plans get you a free basic Netflix subscription, while Magenta MAX users can get a free standard Netflix subscription.