How to continue sharing your Netflix account with others
Netflix has finally rolled out its plans to combat password sharing. The headline reads: You can no longer share your Netflix account with anyone outside of your household — unless you sign up for the new “Extra Members” plan.
Obviously, that’s going to be a box set-sized headache for anyone who wants to keep streaming with their family and friends and take advantage of Netflix. But we’re here to help. Below, we’ve answered all of your top questions about continuing to share your Netflix subscription with others, including new costs, restrictions, and how to add “additional members” to your account.
Can I share my Netflix account with others?
You can no longer use one Netflix account for multiple households/people who don’t live with you. That feature is now hidden behind the Extra Members add-on, which allows the primary Netflix user to share their account with someone who doesn’t live with them for a monthly fee. This is only available for users of the standard or premium Netflix tiers.
However, the primary Netflix user can also watch Netflix on the go outside of their home – be it abroad, on their way to work or elsewhere.
When will Netflix password sharing restrictions start?
At the moment it seems to be a gradual process. As of May 23, Netflix has announced It starts sending out emails to subscribers who use the service outside of their household. Basically, keep an eye on this area – and check your inbox.
How to add additional members on Netflix
There are several ways to add additional members on Netflix so they can use your account too.
You can purchase an additional membership seat through us Netflix’s Additional Members Page in a web browser. The option is also available through your account page on Netflix. There you can set up an additional member slot and also decide whether you want to give them an entirely new account or transfer their own Netflix profile from their previous account.
Enter the information, including the person’s email address. You will then receive a code to register as your additional member.
You can also add additional members via Smart TVs. You’ll get a warning that says, “To continue sharing with someone who doesn’t live with you, please add an additional member.” Follow the prompts, then provide that person’s phone number. They will receive an SMS allowing them to sign in as part of your account.
How much does it cost to add additional members on Netflix?
Additional members each cost $7.99 per month in the US and £4.99 per month in the UK. The entire cost – including your current Netflix subscription – must be paid by the main account holder.
What does an additional member get on Netflix?
An additional member gets all the benefits that a regular Netflix subscriber offers: same shows, same movies, everything the same. They even get their own account and password, so it feels like it’s still their “own” account.
Why can’t I add additional members on Netflix?
There are several reasons why you might not be able to add additional members on Netflix. First, there’s a limit – only two people can be added (and only one if you’re on a Standard plan). Netflix doesn’t allow more than that at the moment.
There are also other restrictions: the additional member must also live in the same country as the main account holder; You can only add additional members twice in the same billing cycle; You cannot add an additional member if you have canceled your subscription, and you cannot add an additional member if you are paying through a third party, such as a phone plan.
How many people can I share my Netflix account with?
Standard users can only share their Netflix account with one other person. However, the Premium tier allows you to share your Netflix account with two people – via additional members.
Can I still share Netflix in my household?
Yes, you can still share your Netflix account across multiple devices in the same household. Small graces and such.
There you have it. While you’re figuring out who’s going to be sharing your Netflix account, be sure to check out some of the top Netflix shows and top Netflix movies to watch next.