O no. Netflix doing the purge?!? pic.twitter.com/XXlHtfgfsy
— chante most (@DOP3Sweet) March 9, 2021
Netflix is testing ways to keep people from using other people’s accounts. They are being somewhat soft about it as you can see from the screenshot above. This verification screen comes up randomly for an “unspecified number of users.”
“This test is designed to help ensure that people using Netflix accounts are authorized to do so,” a Netflix spokesperson told the Hollywood Reporter.
As the photo demonstrates, users are also being given the option to “verify later.” At present, according to Netflix, the number of times a user is able to click “Verify Later” before being forced to verify is not set in stone.
While this new verification effort may boot unwanted piggybackers, as presented it fails to stop one key demographic: people intentionally sharing their passwords with friends and family. After all, if you gave your Netflix password to someone, why wouldn’t you also share a Netflix verification code?
So far, this is just a test. They may well come up with something more draconian in the future. This test may signal a shift away from the company’s previous tendency to encourage password sharing, which it has done to entice new customers. Read more at Gammawire.
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