Netflix intends to charge primary account holders an additional fee for each “sub-account”.

Netflix shocked the world this week by saying it would finally tackle rampant password sharing.

More than 100 million households use a common password, Netflix said Tuesday, including 30 million in the United States and Canada.

But streaming video will not simply freeze these shared accounts. Instead, the company favors charging an additional fee for accounts used by many people outside the household.

Netflix’s plan to recoup lost revenue would begin with a warning sent to account holders whose passwords are used by other households.

The company has already started testing this feature in Peru, Costa Rica and Chile. For accounts that share the password with different addresses, Netflix will charge an additional fee for adding “sub-accounts” for up to two people outside the household. Prices vary by country: around $2.13 per month in Peru, $2.99 ​​in Costa Rica, and $2.92 in Chile based on current exchange rates.

The company also allows people with a shared password to transfer their personal profile information to a new account or a subaccount, allowing them to keep their viewing history and recommendations.

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