As part of a new policy change, Netflix subscribers in Malaysia who share their accounts beyond their household boundaries are set to be hit with an additional RM13 monthly charge.
The popular video streaming platform, Netflix, recently issued a statement highlighting the new policy, whereby Malaysian subscribers sharing their Netflix privileges outside their home premises will be notified via email.
In the statement posted on their website, Netflix clarified, “A Netflix account is for use by one household. Anyone residing in the same household can enjoy Netflix from anywhere — be it at home, on the move, or during vacation — and can take advantage of new features like Transfer Profile and Manage Access and Devices.”
As per Netflix’s Help Center, each extra member will have a unique account and password. The account subscription costs, however, will be borne by the primary account holder who initiates the sharing.
Moreover, the type of subscription plan determines the number of additional member slots a subscriber can have. While a standard plan subscription allows for one extra member, a premium plan subscription permits two extra members.
Earlier this year, Netflix revealed that over 100 million households worldwide were enjoying its streaming services without purchasing their own accounts, an issue that was hindering its capacity to fund new content production.
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This report is based on an article originally published on malaymail.com.