The days of Netflix password sharing may be coming to an end. In a test spotted by The Streamable, the company has started sending a notification that prompts people to sign up for the service if it detects they are not in the same household as the main account holder.
The notification says, “If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching.” It then asks them to verify their identity by inputting a code Netflix sends to the email address or phone number associated with the account.
Historically, the only significant measure Netflix has taken against account sharing is setting limits on simultaneous streams. For instance, with the company’s $9 per month basic plan, you can only stream through one device whereas the $18 premium subscription lets you watch on up to four devices simultaneously.