Netflix Doesn’t Care About Password Sharing – “We’re Doing Fine As Is”

Houston, we don’t have a problem! You can stop patting yourself on the back for binge watching Luke Cage by using your ex girlfriend’s, boyfriend’s, or roommate’s Netflix account because apparently the streaming service is on to you and they’re just not that concerned about it.

NetFlix CEO Reed Hastings

During the company’s third-quarter earnings webcast Netflix CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings had this to say:

“In terms of [password sharing], no plans on making any changes there. Password sharing is something you have to learn to live with because there’s so much legitimate password sharing, like you sharing with your spouse, with your kids …. so there’s no bright line, and we’re doing fine as is,”

We should also note that this in turn does not mean you should go on a sharing frenzy with your Netflix password. The company has limitations on the number of concurrent streams, meaning that if you have the standard $7.99-per-month plan then you can only stream on one screen/device at a time.

See how this would be a problem if you shared your password with grandma and you both happened to wanted to stream at the same time? The number of concurrent screens allowed  goes up with each plan and maxes out at 4 with their $11.99-per-month 4K subscription.

What are your thoughts on Netflix so far? They’ve been on a role with their home shows especially with titles like Jessica Jones, House of Cards, and Luke Cage. What would you like to see change? Sound off in the comments below.

C.J. Havens80 Posts

C.J. is a self-proclaimed Nerd/Geek culture expert with a passion for writing, gaming, movies, food, and beards; not necessarily in that order. When he's not writing editorials for DFTG you'll most likely find him in the kitchen or on his gaming console. If you eat, he will feed you!


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