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Fun slayer! Netflix password sharing crackdown coming for you

Sharing your Netflix account password with others? You may be in trouble. The OTT platform is all set to roll out a new scheme and you will have to pay through your nose.

| Updated on: Jan 23 2023, 13:59 IST
Netflix price too high? Watch FREE movies, TV shows on YouTube
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1/7 The US video-sharing company YouTube has announced in the blogpost that it is expanding its library of free content with ads to compete with competitor Netflix. Yes, viewers, at the cost of ads. Still, there are more than 4000 options to browse from and it is all for free! Here’s how to watch them. (YouTube)
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2/7 YouTube will allow you to stream nearly 4,000 episodes of your favourite TV shows, including Hell’s Kitchen, Andromeda, Heartland, and over 1,500 movies including the latest Gone in Sixty Seconds, Runaway Bride, and Legally Blonde. (YouTube)
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3/7 All US users can access the free movies and TV shows on any device including smart TVs, smartphones, laptops, and iPads. (Pixabay)
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4/7 To watch the Free content on YouTube, you will first need to go to the drop-down menu on YouTube's home page. (Pixabay)
5/7 After that, scroll down to the ‘Subscriptions’ options and click on ‘Movies and Shows’ to access the list of the Free shows section. (Pixabay)
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6/7 There, you will find the ‘Free to watch’ section which will show up the full library of the available free movies and TV shows on YouTube. (Pixabay)
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7/7 You need to note that YouTube confirms the free content streaming but with the disruption of ads. To go for the ad-free experience, you will ultimately have to rent or buy the streaming content. (Pixabay)
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Netflix ad-supported option will soon be available, suggested the latest report. (Pexels)

Netflix is trying every possible way to end account password sharing without making subscribers to flee the platform! Last year, Netflix announced plans to launch a crackdown on password sharing, but the solution was not very tough on subscribers. Netflix has now confirmed that later in Q1, it will start rolling out paid sharing accounts, but it hasn't revealed the date. If that does happen, Netflix will start asking you to pay extra charges for sharing your Netflix account password with others. “Today's widespread account sharing (100M+ households) undermines our long-term ability to invest in and improve Netflix, as well as build our business,” Netflix added in a letter to shareholders. So, if you are enjoying Netflix shows and movies via someone else's account, then there are chances that you will soon have to create your own login soon enough!

“While our terms of use limit the use of Netflix to a household, we recognize this is a change for members who share their account more broadly. As we roll out paid sharing, members in many countries will also have the option to pay extra if they want to share Netflix with people they don't live with,” Netflix added. There is no news on how much the “paid sharing” subscription will be costing.

Netflix ad-supported plan

Apart from this, Netflix launched a new lower-priced ad-supported plan in 12 countries last year. This comes as a cheaper plan to continue binge-watching your favourite shows. Netflix says that both consumers and advertisers have shown positive responses to the ad-supported plan and OTT hopes to generate incremental revenue and profit, though the impact in 2023 will be modest given that this will build slowly over time.

“We believe branded television advertising is a substantial long-term incremental revenue and profit opportunity for Netflix, and our ability to stand up this business in six months underscores our commitment both to give members more choice and to reaccelerate our growth,” Netflix added.

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First Published Date: 23 Jan, 13:58 IST