Netflix is testing the policy that encourages people to sign up on the streaming platform with a brand new account. Check out what would happen if the policy was reinforced by Netflix.
Netflix: How It Works Now
The way Netflix works right now is not that different from any other streaming platforms like HBO Max, Hulu, etc. Once signed up with email and password, we're able to watch Netflix's content and binge-watch whatever our hearts crave.
In order to make the experience enjoyable and practical for the entire family, Netflix gives the opportunity to create various accounts with the same email. The experience is then personalized according to the person viewing it. This method has also been useful particularly for children, who can easily watch content made precisely for them.
Netflix: The Password Policy
But Netflix is testing an already existent policy that could change things around. Some people are indeed receiving texts with the following statement:
"If you don't live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching."
Right afterwards, they're required to verify the account via email or text code, or create a new account with a 30-day Free Trial. The reinforcement of this policy could let Netflix prohibit to share passwords outside the households, making sure that people who are using the streaming platform are actually authorized to do so.
Wether the policy will be strengthened or not is still indefinite matter. However, viewers need to be aware of the possible change they may endure in case Netflix decided to widen its policy more broadly.