Netflix password sharers, take note: Your days of giving someone outside your home free access to your account are numbered.
The streaming service announced on Wednesday that subscribers in a few countries will be charged to add up to two additional users who do not live in the same household to their account.
For the time being, the option to purchase additional subscriptions is only available in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain.
Furthermore, the sharing plans are only available to Standard ($15.49 per month) and Premium ($19.99 per month) subscribers.
The official announcement confirms user reports that Netflix was preparing to implement the new sharing rules.
Netflix reiterated a previous estimate that more than 100 million households have shared their accounts with others, which the company claims is “impacting our ability to invest in great new TV and films.”
The company stated that the new sharing restrictions would not affect users’ ability to watch on a new or separate device, such as a TV in a hotel or vacation rental.
However, the company’s message about limiting sharing is clear.
“A Netflix account is designed for a single household,” it states.