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Sharing your password? Streaming services really want you to stop

FILE - This Aug. 13, 2020, file photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix is testing a way to crack down on password sharing. The streaming service has been asking some users of the popular streaming site to verify that they live with the holder of the account. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Sharing Your Password? Streaming Services Really Want You To Stop Streaming services are trying to crack down on the people who are sharing their passwords with others for access to the services. A few weeks ago, Netflix did a trial to discourage the use of anyone who was using a shared password. A pop up message appeared on the screen and read “If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching”. Additionally to confirm it was their account, they were sent a code to either their email or text message. According to research, people sharing their passwords is causing a revenue loss in the billions to streaming services, in turn could cause an increase in services. Have you shared your streaming service password to anyone? Are you using someone else’s streaming password?

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