Netflix users work out a way around the new password
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Netflix users work out a way around the new password

Dec 29, 2023

Netflix has begun its crackdown on both UK and US subscribers

Netflix fans think they’ve found a way around the new password-sharing ban.

It was announced recently that Netflix is cracking down on its UK and US subscribers, meaning that people who are sharing their password with people who live outside of their house are not able to share accounts. But now Netflix fans have now found a way to navigate the crackdown.

According to a report by a Life Hacker, if you don't watch Netflix on a smart TV or via a streaming box, you don't need to set a household for your account. If you stream from your phone, tablet, and laptop, nothing has changed, reports BirminghamLive.

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If you want to watch Netflix on the TV with no extra monthly fee, users can connect their phone to either their TV, or their laptop to the TV, via an HDMI cable. The streaming giant said a Netflix account was "for use by one household" and those wanting to share accounts "with someone who doesn't live with you" must pay an extra £4.99 for the extra member in the UK, or eight dollars a month in the US.

A statement from Netflix said: "Everyone living in that household can use Netflix wherever they are - at home, on the go, on holiday - and take advantage of new features like Transfer Profile and Manage Access and Devices. We recognise that our members have many entertainment choices.

"It's why we continue to invest heavily in a wide variety of new films and TV programmes - so whatever your taste, mood or language and whoever you're watching with, there's always something satisfying to watch on Netflix."

An attached screenshot of the email detailed how customers could share their accounts. It read: "Netflix is meant for you and the people you live with," the message reads. "You can easily watch Netflix on any of your devices - wherever you go. We’ll help you confirm that this TV is part of your Netflix Household."

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