Netflix has more than 200 million subscribers worldwide. The company is now looking to limit sharing of passwords for business and security reasons. Netflix crackdown on password sharing is to make sure their users content more secure and safe due to security risks.
If Netflix finds that someone try to use the account without having an account. They will ask to confirm later or confirm that they have an account, via an email code or text code.
If someone is unable to verify the account owner within a certain period of time, they will not be able to stream content on Netflix. They will request to create their own account instead.
This may not prevent all sharing of passwords. Hypothetically, the account owner could send the code to their friends if they found it.
Tests, which are not country specific for a specific period of time, also introduced to try to improve the security measures used to protect accounts.
If a malicious attempt made to use an account for which someone may have obtained the password through fraudulent methods, they will not have access to the account.
Netflix terms and Conditions
One of the biggest questions Netflix subscribers may have is what a household account is. The Netflix Terms and Conditions state that content streaming on the Platform is “for your personal and non-commercial use only.