Netflix is currently working on a feature that would prohibit users from sharing their passwords with people outside their household.
Some users have already started getting the pop-up message and it reads “If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching.” In order to continue, they need to check the account with an E-mail or Text Code or build a new account with a 30-day free trial.
A lot of people have taken to Twitter to share their displeasure about this new update.
“The Netflix service and any content accessed via our service are for your personal and non-commercial use only, and may not be shared with individuals outside your household,” according to CNBC, Netflix users share their password with at least one other person in around 33% of cases.”
Netflix has done little to enforce these terms until now.
The Netflix Basic package costs $8.99 a month and contains all Netflix movies and TV shows.
“This test is intended to help ensure that people using Netflix accounts are allowed to do so,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement.
In case you missed it, Netflix’s stock rose nearly 17% in January after the company surpassed market expectations, propelling the video streaming stock to a new high after attracting more customers than anticipated and revealing it no longer needs debt to expand its entertainment empire.