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Sharing your Netflix Password might cost you extra now. Know here how!

Sharing your Netflix password with someone for free outside your house might soon cost you. The US-based streaming giant will soon begin an experiment in which the main account holders will have to pay an added fee for users on their accounts that are situated outside their houses, Netflix announced this on Wednesday. They are taking this measure to address illicit password sharing.

This experiment is going live in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru. The main account holder can add their friends or family under the ‘add an extra member’ feature. The other members will get a separate login ID and password. The extra user fee will cost around $2 to $3 per month but it depends on the country.

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Users will also have the ability to transfer profiles to a new account. The features will roll out over the next few weeks, according to Variety.

“We’ve always made it easy for people who live together to share their Netflix account, with features like separate profiles and multiple streams in our Standard and Premium plans,” the company said in a statement. “While these have been hugely popular, they have also created some confusion about when and how Netflix can be shared.”

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The improper sharing of accounts outside the household has impacted Netflix’s “ability to invest in great new TV and films for our members,” the company said.

Previously Netflix prohibited the sharing of passwords but in 2016 they eased this rule and said that sharing passwords is fine as long as people don’t sell them. However, it is difficult to track whether people are truly sharing passwords for free or not.

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