Netflix Provides an Update on the Pending Password Crackdown


Netflix isn’t hurrying its efforts to stop password sharing among app users. Many expected Netflix to quickly make changes to stop password sharing after a challenging start to 2022.

The streaming platform has not had any issues cancelling shows that are underperforming or have ballooning budgets. However, the password crackdown could lead to serious consequences. TechRadar reports that Netflix holds a majority of its stockWith their testing pattern until at least the end of the summer.

The outlet reports that Netflix will continue its tests in Peru, Costa Rica, and Chile. This process has not moved beyond these areas. “We are working to understand the utility of these two features for members in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru, before making changes anywhere else in the world. We don’t have anything else to share at this time,”TechRadar was informed by a spokesperson.

Although no news is likely to be positive, it does not mean the company will stop working on their password crackdown. TechRadar believes there should be no solid movement by mid-September. In any case, there will be a shift. The outlet notes Netflix has set a date for implement their changes. Shareholders discovered that over 100 million households share the same Netflix login information.

A surcharge will be applied against accounts that use another household’s login credentials for Netflix to view it. This is to counteract this. The cost of the test in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru was $2.99. This includes accounts sharing or wanting to share. This has been a huge success but the company plans to continue its larger rollout in the second half of the year.

Stranger Things will premiere the first part of its season 4 in June, and the second part will be available in July. There should be plenty of buzz around the streaming service as the countdown to that fateful moment. We are certain that they will welcome any goodwill before challenging the status quo. If the exodus of customers after each price hike is any indication then they won’t tolerate change as big as a password charge.