Netflix is ​​testing to limit password sharing

US broadcasting giant Netflix, who has always been lenient about sharing passwords, may be about to change its location, several US media have reported.

This week, clients of the platform have already received a warning message to verify that the user lives in the same place as the account holder.

To make sure, Netflix offers to send you a code via email or text message. If not, the user is invited to register for free for 30 days.

A company spokesperson said in a statement sent to several US media outlets, including the specialist website The Streamable, which first disclosed this information on Thursday.

According to a survey conducted by Magid, a consultancy in February 2020, a third of users of “streaming” services like Netflix share their passwords with people they do not live with.

Netflix has long tolerated this practice, although it was officially banned under California corporation regulations.

At the end of 2020, the company consolidated its number 1 position in paid video streaming by over 200 million worldwide for the first time

The number of its users has increased sharply thanks to the pandemic and lockdowns.

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