My sanctuary is my profile on Netflix. They can get into their own profile and watch whatever they want, even if they can’t mess with my programs. My parents are the only ones who have a profile on my account, and they mostly use it to watch The Great British Bake-Off.

There are new ways to make that a paid feature, not a free option on every account.


You can share it with your friends and family, which is one of the best features of the service.

Being able to have multiple profiles on one account means that you can share your account with anyone you want and not have to worry about what people watch or what shows they watch.

The rules of these features may be changed a little bit.


You can only freely share your account with people who live in your household if you are testing ways to make it.

“We’ve always made it easy for people who live together to share their Netflix account, with features like separate profiles and multiple streams in our Standard and Premium plans,” wrote the company’s director of product innovation. “While these have been hugely popular, they have also created some confusion about when and how Netflix can be shared.”


“As a result, accounts are being shared between households — impacting our ability to invest in great new TV and films for our members.”

You have two options now, instead of being able to freely share your password with people who live outside of your house. Adding an extra member, which adds a sub-account for up to two people they don’t live with for a lower price, or transferring an existing account being used outside of your household to a brand new profile are all options.

This is only being tested in a few countries.

“We’ll be working to understand the utility of these two features for members in these three countries before making changes anywhere else in the world,” the director wrote.


What do you think? Do you think it’s fair for users to share their passwords, or do you think they’re being unreasonable? Let us know in the comments.