Netflix’s crackdown on illicit password sharing officially rolled out in the United States on Wednesday, May 24.
The streaming giant announced in a blog post its new policy of limiting users who share passwords outside their households to increase revenue.
“Your Netflix account is for you and the people you live with — your household,” Netflix said in the post.
Subscribers would have to pay an additional $7.99 monthly to add another user to their accounts.
Netflix users with the Standard plan can add one extra member; Premium plan subscribers can add up to two extra members; and those with the ad-supported plan are not eligible to add another member. Customers who are billed through a third party are not allowed to add members as well.
Users can also opt to transfer their profiles to a membership they pay for on their own if they want to keep their streaming history and recommendations.
Lastly, Netflix members can still access their accounts when traveling through their personal devices or by logging in on a new TV at a hotel or vacation home.
The limit on password sharing was first implemented in February in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain.
Netflix first announced its password-sharing crackdown plans in January, when it launched a paid-sharing test in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru in 2022.