Is it illegal to share your Netflix account?
There are two types of Netflix users in the world. Those that pay for the subscription and those that use the profiles of the users that pay to watch for free.
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Almost everyone has been guilty of either sharing their password or watching for free on a friend’s profile. Netflix has even made it kind of easy by allowing you to set up different profiles for all 30 people on your account so you don’t get confused by each other’s weird suggested content.
We all know it’s technically cheating, but there’s a bigger question — is it legal?
Is it really a problem?
The company realizes that sharing your password could eventually leading to those individuals getting their own Netflix account. Then, they might share their account with others, and so on and so forth. Also, though multiple users stream using the same account, the individual streams themselves still count, which is good for the movies and shows on the service.
Not even frowned upon
So although technically against their Terms of Service, the company is seemingly turning a blind eye to it. That is, as long as you’re keeping it in the family and just with friends. If they catch wind that someone is selling their password, that’s a whole different ball game. Ultimately, they realize that everyone does it.
The best thing you can do is just make sure you’re on the best plan that fits all of the subscribers using your account. It would be a real bummer to try to watch your own Netflix service that you pay for and have to wait due to streaming being at capacity because of your non-paying buds