It’s officially time to kick your siblings off your Netflix account — unless they’re willing to pay their share, of course.
On Tuesday, Netflix revealed its latest rules regarding password sharing, including how it will affect viewers in the US.
If you have the Netflix Standard plan that costs $15.49 per month, you have the option of adding one extra member who can use the service outside your household for $7.99 extra each month, so choose wisely. Anyone who pays for the Netflix Premium package with 4K streaming has the option of adding up to two extra members, but each one will still cost another $7.99. Netflix subscribers on its two cheapest plans — Basic or Standard with Ads, which cost $9.99 or $6.99 per month, respectively — don’t have the option of adding any extra members to their account.
Who exactly is an “extra member,” you ask? According to the support page, an extra member is as someone who has their own password and profile, paid for by the person who “invited” them to join. And extra member accounts also have their own set of restrictions: they have to be activated in the same country, they can only view or download content on one device at a time, and they can’t create extra profiles or log in as a Kids profile.
Netflix will email users in the coming days about their new rules, prompting everyone to quickly determine who will and won’t make the cut. In the meantime, we’ll be thinking about the good old days, when Netflix was famously pro-password sharing.
Love is sharing a password.
— Netflix (@netflix) March 10, 2017