By Divyanshi Sharma: For many of us, the way Netflix works is that one person pays the bills while several others use the account. This has been the case for quite some time. Perhaps since the streaming giant became a popular choice for Indians. However, Netflix is now taking steps to stop this practice. The OTT platform now tells them in an email to users that their account is only for them and their family members. And that if someone else outside their household uses their account, they should transfer their profile to a new account (which they will have to pay for) and consider changing their password.
The move by Netflix is certainly sudden, without warning, but not unexpected. Reports have been circulating for some time that Netflix will soon end and take measures to end password sharing between users.
Netflix stops sharing passwords in India
The streaming giant wrote in a new blog post: “Starting today, we are sending this email to members who share Netflix outside their household in India. A Netflix account is for use by one household. Anyone living in that household can use Netflix wherever they are. they are – at home, on the road, on vacation – and take advantage of new features such as Transfer Profile and Manage Access and Devices.
“We recognize that our members have many entertainment choices, which is why we continue to invest heavily in a wide variety of new movies and TV shows – so whatever your taste, mood or language and whoever you’re watching with, there’s always something satisfying to watch.” watch on Netflix.”
An image in the blog post gives us a glimpse of the email the customers receive. The email tells people that their Netflix account is only for them and people in their household. And if anyone other than your household uses Netflix, they’ll need to transfer the profile and change their password.
What should Netflix users do?
Users must first verify who is logged into their account by going to their account’s security and privacy settings and selecting the “Manage access and devices” option.
Next, users must sign out of devices that are ‘not allowed access’ and change their passwords. If someone outside their household uses Netflix, the profile can be transferred.
Set up a Netflix household
Users need to set up a Netflix household, which is basically the TV you use the most to watch Netflix. The company added that the devices that use the same internet connection as this TV will automatically be part of the users’ Netflix household.
To set up a Netflix household, users can follow these steps:
1. Sign in to Netflix with a TV connected to your home internet.
2. Open the menu from the Netflix home screen on your TV and select Get help, then Manage Netflix household.
3. Click the Confirm Netflix Household or Update My Netflix Household tab.
4. Now choose from Send Email or Send Text option. Once you do, a verification link will be sent to the email address or phone number associated with the account you registered with Netflix. The link expires in 15 minutes, so be quick. Also, if you haven’t added both the email address and phone number, you’ll only see one option to verify.
5. After clicking the verification link, select Yes, this was me. Then choose Confirm Netflix Household or Update Netflix Household to continue. That’s it, you’ve done your part. A confirmation will appear on your TV screen and you will also receive a confirmation email.
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