Netflix issues update on sharing private accounts
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Netflix issues update on sharing private accounts

After long last, Netflix has shared an update regarding their policy on people sharing accounts with friends and family. 

“Starting today, we will be sending this email to members who are sharing Netflix outside their household in the United States,” the streaming service’s website states, “A Netflix account is for use by one household. Everyone living in that household can use Netflix wherever they are — at home, on the go, on holiday — and take advantage of new features like Transfer Profile and Manage Access and Devices”. 

Releasing a template of the email that will be sent to all users, Netflix outlines, “If you want to share Netflix with someone outside of your household, you can use these features. Transfer a profile. Anyone on your account can transfer a profile to a new membership that they pay for. Buy an extra member. You can share your Netflix account with someone who doesn’t live with you for $7.99/month more”. 

The new information reveals that you will no longer be able to share Netflix accounts with friends and family if you are not living in the same residence as them. The streaming service is hoping that this new move will result in a major revenue boost