So Netflix knows that many people purchase its more expensive plans that allow users to run multiple simultaneous streams at once and then share their account with friends. This is because it would be cheaper than if users were to sign up individually, or in some cases, some users end up leeching off others for free.
Back in 2016, the company indicated that they didn’t seem to mind, but last year, it looked like they had a change of heart as it was reported that they started to crack down on password sharing. Now it looks like Netflix might have found a compromise that would allow users to share passwords with others.
The company has announced that they are testing out some new features, one of which will allow users to add sub accounts for people living outside their household. However, the catch is that it won’t be free, but the good news is that users under those sub accounts will pay a lower price than if they were to subscribe themselves.
This means that the main account holder will still need to pay full price for their Standard or Premium plans, and so will those under the sub account. According to Netflix, the price sub account holders have to pay are 2,380 CLP in Chile, 2.99 USD in Costa Rica, and 7.9 PEN in Peru as those are the countries currently supported, so it is unclear how much it would cost in other parts of the world.
As this is a test, it isn’t widely available yet, but hopefully we’ll have more details about pricing and availability for other regions soon.