Netflix Planning to Crack Down on Password Sharers


If you think you're getting away with sharing one Netflix password with several people, think again -- officials at the streaming network say they know who you are.

In sharing their quarterly earnings, Netflix officials revealed they've been monitoring passwords that are entered from several locations -- and they're working on a plan to crack down on non-paying users. "We continue to monitor password sharing," product chief Greg Peters said. "We’ll continue to look at the situation and we’ll see those consumer-friendly ways to push on the edge of that." He declined to elaborate on the "consumer-friendly" solutions to the problem.

In spite of the rising number of illegitimate users, Netflix took on an additional 6.77 million paid subscribers in the quarter that ended in September, according to the earnings report.