Netflix Launches Password-Sharing Subscription Option in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain

After months of test-marketing in Latin America, Netflix Feb. 8 announced that it is launching password-sharing for non-subscribers in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain. Netflix announced the move is aimed at reducing unauthorized password sharing among 100 million subscribers worldwide while also giving existing subs  greater control over who can access their account. 

Members on the standard or premium plan in many countries (including Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain) can add an extra member sub account for up to two people they don’t live with — each with a profile, personalized recommendations, login and password — for an extra CAD $7.99 a month per person in Canada, NZD $7.99 in New Zealand, Euro 3.99 in Portugal, and Euro 5.99 in Spain. 

Manage account access and devices: Members can now manage who has access to their account from the new Manage Access and Devices page. 

Transfer profile: People using an account can now transfer a profile to a new account, which they pay for — keeping their personalized recommendations, viewing history, My List, saved games and more. 

Watch while you travel: Members can still watch Netflix on their personal devices or log into a new TV, such as at a hotel or holiday rental. 

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“We value our members and recognize that they have many entertainment choices,” wrote Chengyi Long, director, product innovation. “As always, we’ll refine these new features based on member feedback so that we continue to improve Netflix in the years ahead.”


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