Netflix announced how they intend to limit passwords sharing

Netflix has been announcing the limiting of sharing passwords and the same account for a long time now, and today it finally became clear how it intends to implement it. If you have a family plan that can be used by two or four people at the same time, there will be a big change, since all users will have to use the service via the same WiFi network. Netflix will ask users to log in at their primary location and watch something at least every 31 days. If you log in to your home WiFi once a month, Netflix will assign the “trusted devices” feature to the connected devices.

This means that it will no longer be possible to watch the content if you are connected via another IP address, and access for those users will be blocked. If you’re traveling and want to watch the content on another device (e.g. hotel smart TV), Netflix will send you a temporary password.

So this is Netflix’s first attempt at limiting password sharing. Given that many questions remain open, and that the probability of confusion, that is, blocking the wrong devices is high, it remains to be seen how users will react. Those who are left without the possibility of further using the family account will be offered to open their own, with the possibility to transfer viewing history, lists etc.