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Netflix is testing a way to crack down piggyback subscribers, tells users they ‘need their own account’

Firstpost | 15/03/2021 11:12 AM | Click to read full article

Netflix is testing a way to crack down on password sharing. The popular streaming service has been using popups to ask some users to verify their account via email or text, or to “verify later.”

“If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching,” the screen reads, according to Streamable.com, which first reported the test. The test comes as streaming services proliferate and more people share passwords and services.