Netflix cracks down on password-sharing in the Philippines: Will charge P149/month for extra members

After testing the anti-password sharing scheme in several countries, the company is rolling it out globally.

Netflix is cracking down on account sharing globally, including in the Philippines.

According to a statement from Netflix, starting today, members who are sharing their Netflix accounts outside their households will receive an email about password sharing. They will be prompted to transfer a profile to a new account or be charged an additional P149 per month for extra members.

Netflix Password Sharing Email

“A Netflix account is for use by one household. Everyone living in that household can use Netflix wherever they are — at home, on the go, on holiday — and take advantage of new features like Transfer Profile and Manage Access and Devices,” the statement said.

Netflix said that the new feature is part of its efforts to provide a better experience for its members and to ensure that they are getting the most out of their subscriptions.

“We recognize that our members have many entertainment choices. It’s why we continue to invest heavily in a wide variety of new films and TV shows — so whatever your tastes, mood or language and whoever you’re watching with, there’s always something satisfying to watch on Netflix,” the statement added.

Last February, the streaming giant first tested the anti-password sharing scheme in several countries.

Netflix offers four plans in the Philippines: Mobile (P149 per month), Basic (P249 per month), Standard (P399 per month), and Premium (P549 per month). The Mobile plan allows users to watch on one tablet or phone at a time, while the Basic allows one screen at a time on any device. The Standard plan allows two screens and the Premium plan allows four screens.

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You can open an account using flexible payment options, such as credit and debit cards, via e-wallets Maya and GCash, or you can also avail of a Netflix subscription bundled with Smart Signature SIM-only plans.

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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