Netflix Password Sharing Banned in India: Goodbye Netflix Account Sharing?

Bad news for Netflix users in India! You won’t be able to Netflix Password Sharing with your friends soon. Netflix is about to stop password sharing in India. More details inside.

by Sahil_Jain Updated: 31 Jan, 2023, 17:27 IST
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Netflix will soon prevent users from sharing a single account with their friends and family in India. All Indian Netflix users know how convenient it is to just pay for a single Netflix account and then keep using it by taking turns with our friends, right? Unfortunately, that practice of Netflix Password Sharing will soon be discontinued by the brand. In a recent interview, Ted Sarandos and Greg Peters, Netflix's CEOs, said that the biggest OTT platform, Netflix plans on adding at least 15 to 20 million new subscribers in 2023. Thus, it is an important decision for the company to stop this trend of multiple users sharing a single Netflix account. 

Ban on Netflix Password Sharing in India

As of January 2023, Netflix’s plans range from Rs 149 to Rs 7,788. In India, paying this much for an OTT platform is not that logical for most users. So, the majority of Netflix subscribers in India have been sharing Netflix accounts with their friends and families. Although this works to the benefit of the users, the brand has suffered huge losses because of losing potential subscribers. Realizing the same, Netflix has now decided to stop users from sharing their accounts and passwords in India.

Netflix to Stop Password Sharing in India in 2023

Sharing a Netflix account gives huge benefits to users. If a group of users combines to buy a single Netflix subscription, they can divide the cost among themselves and use their Netflix account to the fullest. Up until now, Netflix allowed people living at the same place to share a single account. But it seems like the company now won’t allow that too. Even though users have been complaining about Netflix’s shows getting worse and not being the same as the Best Web Shows the OTT platform once made, its top management has taken a controversial decision that will definitely upset many users. Netflix has decided to prevent its users from sharing their accounts and passwords with their friends and families. This means that anyone who wants to consume content on Netflix will have to pay for it. But wait, there’s more…

Netflix Password Sharing Will Not Be Free Anymore

As suggested by Greg Peters, users may have to pay if they want to share their Netflix accounts with anyone. So even if you do not purchase a new Netflix account, you will still have to pay to share an account with your friends. Most probably, the cost of sharing the same account will be less than buying a whole new subscription, right? Till now, Netflix users in the same family could use a single account, but this will stop soon.

Since Netflix plans on adding 15-20 million new subscribers to its portfolio, it has to somehow attract new users and stop everything that hinders its growth. Keeping everything aside, it would be better if Netflix even gets some better shows and movies as this is the most basic thing that users expect from an OTT platform, don’t they?

Before concluding, let’s take a look at some commonly asked questions about Netflix and its account sharing:

Does Netflix Still Have Password Sharing?

Yes, as of now, you can share your Netflix account and password with your friends/family living under the same roof. But this facility will soon become a paid one. So when the time comes, you may have to pay more if you plan on sharing your Netflix account with anyone.

How Does Netflix Know You Are Sharing Passwords?

According to Netflix, they use their users’ IP addresses, device IDs, and a few other things to figure out if the devices in question are from the same household or not. If all these parameters suggest that multiple users using a single Netflix account live under the same roof, it’s good for the company.

How Much is Netflix Charging for Password Sharing?

Although Netflix hasn’t started charging its Indian users for password sharing yet, it will soon do the same that it has been doing for other countries. The global cost of sharing a Netflix account is $2.99 per month. So when this restriction comes to India, we can expect a similar cost too.

This is everything that we know so far about Netflix and its decision not to allow users to share their accounts. Do you think this is a good decision on the company’s side? Also, do you use Netflix or plan on getting a new account? If yes, then make sure to use the button at the top of the article to get the best deals on Netflix subscription plans.


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They should provide 1080p in 149/ month plan
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Netflix is cheapest in Pakistan joy joy

Time to attack on Pakistani Netflix accounts sweat_smileJk



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Me who chills with Telegram Channels and Torrents + Mirror Bots:

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Thank God, i am safe. I shared my NF account to Foreigners sweat_smile
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t34234

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We will surely find a way around to share password.
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Will they save device info?
And what if someone starts using new device?
So much inconvenience for paid service?


I guess they will make OTP mandatory for every login nothing more
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Will they track location 🤔
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Thats quite easy they just will log your ip same like realdebrid or any service
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Goodbye Netflix 😄

Hello torrent 😘

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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Hoooo shit damm what's going on people
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India mein jugad ki kami nahi hain. Kuch na kuch jugad nikal hi lege multiple login ka joy joy
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India me mobile data users k IP address dynamic hote hai.

Every time we switch off/on mobile data aur IP address will changes.

US/EU me chalta hai kyunki woha static IP address use hote hai. 😀

Device id mobile k liye sahi hai but desktop/laptop me kaise track karega.
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Jo users h wo bhi nahi rahenge. "Desh ke 4 yuva mil ke ek Netflix account khol paate h- Vipul Goyal"
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Stop updating the netflix on tv or mobile. Whenever tracking will come, it will work with updated version only
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Netflix users go down stremio users go up joy
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What is stremio ,can you explain?
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I seen so many messages in Instagram

Prime is 300

Netflix is 100..etc

How they are providing at cheaper rates 

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they do payments with bins.They find 13-14 out of 16 digit card numbers,and randomely generate cards and use them to create accounts.It can be done in countries(VPN) where otp is not required.Even if the card doesnt exist it works for trials and if the card exists it becomes illegal.They sell mostly trial accounts.Sometimes they do hacking-I dont know how
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Install zerotier, setup proxy server. Access will be via same IP for all devices

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What about a family of 4, all have to purchase standalone subscription ? If it will be, then RIP for Netflix..instead of increasing their subscriber base, they are going to lose 60-70% of their current users
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I think user base will reduce if they stop sharing. The only reason many take subscription is so they can share and make it affordable. Anyways found this app called Cloudstream Beta that the baap of all apps
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Coming to the main point ,if they implement paid sharing,they will reduce their number of subscriptions in india for sure.As i mentioned before we four people sharing netflix occasionally watch movies on TV and two of us watch korean series and finished most of them.Without 649 plan we wont get UHD and its not good watching 720p/1080p on a TV and paying 499 for 1080p is Bullxxxx considering hotstar providing @ 1499 yearly with 4 users.I dont even like 720p watching on laptop so 720p is waste,We can easily download 1080p movies in seconds and play them on laptop/TV.

If paid sharing is implemented we wont renew our account and may be one of us may use 720P account @ 199 occasionally.They will lose that 450rs and i think many people are in a similar position

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Good information
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Can anyone share Netflix with me...?

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Dm me
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Download karke dekhna hoga subscription khatam hone k baad !

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Can you provide the actual source for the post? It seems like you just copied this post to include India. I read a similar post online, but it didn't mention India anywhere.
Finance Mentor Finance Mentor
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Yes Clickbait post.

This is going to happen globally we know quite a few days back, but nothing is mentioned about India by Netflix.
Other media houses made clickbait posts, so did DD.
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I pay ₹500 annual for Netflix (1 device). Bought if from a seller from IG 6 months back and it works like a charm.
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You mean insta?
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Good move , there were many people who misused it, especially a man who ran a fake streaming of Netflix called featflix , he conned several people and there is already a complaint filed on him.
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Do torrents still work, how do you use them, can you guide?
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Thanks a lot for sharing the info with us😄
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back to the ship again, lots of contents available in the deep oceans

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Telegram p 1 tb download kr ke will beat paid netflix

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