Chances are you probably share your Netflix account with someone else – either that, or you have access to someone else’s password. Well, the streaming service could be set to crack down on those sharing their account widely with a new piece of software.
Software company Synamedia unveiled the new system at CES 2019, which will be able to analyze factors such as where users are logged on, and through this, flag shared accounts. There’s no need to panic if you’re just sharing with family and friends, as Netflix may just nudge you to upgrade to a premium account.
However, if it finds it is being shared wider and that passwords are being sold through for-profit operations, then accounts could potentially be shut down (via The Verge).
Such sharing could naturally account for huge revenue losses for pay-TV over the next few years.