Netflix is testing a characteristic that asks viewers to confirm they share a family with the account holder, the corporate mentioned on Thursday, a transfer that might result in a clampdown on sharing of passwords.
A small variety of Netflix customers are receiving a message asking them to verify they dwell with the account proprietor by coming into particulars from a textual content message or e mail despatched to the proprietor.
Viewers can delay the verification and hold watching Netflix. The message could reappear once they open Netflix once more, and ultimately they may very well be required to open a brand new account to proceed streaming.
“This test is designed to help ensure that people using Netflix accounts are authorised to do so,” a Netflix spokesperson mentioned.
Netflix, the world’s largest streaming service, continuously checks new options with customers and it’s unclear if the family verification requirement might be carried out extra broadly.
The Netflix phrases of service say that customers of an account should dwell in the identical family, although the corporate and different streaming providers have declined to broadly crack down on sharing.
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