The director of product innovation for Netflix, Chengyi Long, has just announced that the company will “enable members who share outside their household to do so easily and securely, while also paying a bit more.”
Basically, Netflix is planning on giving its customers options on their plans to enable people to share the account for the added fee.
A test will be launched in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru over the next few weeks to implement extra payment for those who share their accounts with others they do not live with... And added fees will be added to those accounts.
“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,” Long wrote in a blog post on Wednesday. “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.”
According to reports, it’s not clear if Netflix will attempt to track down accounts with shared users in different households.
Check out more details on Deadline.