Netflix Is Charging RM13 Extra For People Who Share Accounts From Different Households

The service is taking effect in Malaysia starting today, 24 May.

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Netflix users in Malaysia will now need to pay an additional RM13, on top of the usual subscription fee, if they share passwords with those living in different houses

Users who share a Netflix account from the same household will not be charged any additional fees.

However, according to New Straits Times, Netflix stated that if subscribers want to share their password with members who are not in the same household, they will need to pay an additional RM13 per person, per month.

Each extra member will get their own profile, but will be limited to watch Netflix from a single device at a time. 

Users who share passwords with different households will receive an email from Netflix starting today, 24 May

Payment for each additional slot will be on the original account subscriber.

"A Netflix account is for use by one household," the company stated, as reported by New Straits Times.

"Everyone living in that household can use Netflix wherever they are – at home, on the go, on holiday – and take advantage of new features like Transfer Profile, Manage Access, and Devices," they added.

This feature, which was announced last year, was implemented to expand the company's password-sharing crackdown. It was initially rolled out in selected countries, such as Argentina, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

The policy has since been expanded to more than 100 countries, including Malaysia

Netflix stated earlier this year that over 100 million households share passwords, according to AFP.

This has impacted the company's "ability to invest in great new TV and films", Netflix stated in a newsletter.

Netflix users had mixed reactions to the new update when it was announced last year:

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