Netflix is Testing a Fee If You're Sharing Your Password


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The days of watching Netflix for free on someone else’s account could soon come to an end.

The streaming giant said Wednesday that it’s testing an extra fee for subscribers who share their Netflix accounts with people outside of their households. The company is initially rolling out these charges in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru over the next few weeks.

According to the Netflix terms of service, a customer’s account “may not be shared with individuals beyond your household.”

Under the pilot program, Netflix will allow subscribers in those countries to share their accounts with up to two people who they don’t live with, in exchange for a fee of less than $3.

The company did not say if or when it would roll out the feature in the U.S., noting that it is “working to understand [their] utility” before deciding to implement them “anywhere else in the world.”

You've been warned.

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