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This is how Netflix's new password sharing rules will work

This is how Netflix's new password sharing rules will work
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Netflix announced earlier this month that new regulations will be put in place for its password sharing. The news created all sorts of reactions from avid Netlix users, mostly involving confusion.

Basically, the new regulations state that all Netflix users under the same account will need to live in the same household. Members will be able to link a primary location to their account, ensuring that only the ones who live at that determined address will be able to use it.

Extra members under different addresses can still take advantage of the same Netflix account- for an additional $7.99 per month...

To clear things up, Netflix announced on Wednesday that this new regulation will allow members to gain "greater control over who can access their account." The streaming platform also indicated that the current password-sharing situation affects its "ability to invest in great new TV and films," hence the new regulations.

There is no start date determined for these rules, but users should expect to see changes roll out in the next few months.

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