Netflix wants to crack down on its subscribers sharing passwords, and has now come out with a way for subscribers to share content by "paying a bit more."
The streamer will first roll out the test in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru and will permit the addition of two extra members per Netflix account. While they have always prohibited password sharing in its terms, the streamer seemingly ignored this, until now.
Currently, Netflix in the United States charges $9.99 for the Basic no-HD plan that allows for streaming on a single device, $15.49 for a Standard HD plan that allows for two people to watch at the same time, and $19.99 for a Premium plan with Ultra HD streaming and support for four simultaneous viewers.
Chengyi Long, Director, Growth Product Innovation for Netflix said, "We recognize that people have many entertainment choices, so we want to ensure any new features are flexible and useful for members, whose subscriptions fund all our great TV and films. We'll be working to understand the utility of these two features for members in these three countries before making changes anywhere else in the world."
Testing will begin in the next few weeks.