It is somewhat infuriating and embarrassing for folks who share Netflix passwords as the streaming protocol has commenced assessing an account security component that cuts off non-registered users, aso Naija reports.
Some Netflix users are revealed to have obtained a memo asking them to ascertain they live with the account owner by entering a code encompassed in a text message or email sent to the subscriber.
“If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you need your account to keep watching,” the message states.
So far, watchers have been given the alternative to postpone confirmation and keep watching Netflix.
“This test is designed to help ensure that people using Netflix accounts are authorized to do so,” a spokesperson for Netflix said.
Netflix has formerly said it was satisfied with users sharing their passwords, with Reed Hastings, the company’s co-founder and co-chief executive, said there were “no plans” to crack down on the rule.
“Password sharing is something you have to learn to live with because there’s so much legitimate password sharing, like you sharing with your spouse, with your kids,” he said, speaking in 2016. “So there’s no bright line, and we’re doing fine as is.”