American over-the-top content platform and production company, Netflix is trialing a crackdown on password sharing.
At the moment, there is a development going on in this regard and users have confirmed it, BBC reports.
One of them said disclosed that he sees a notice that says, “If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching.”
It was confirmed on BBC by a spokesperson that it is a test to ensure that there is an authorisation given before an account is used.
The spokesperson said, “This test is designed to help ensure that people using Netflix accounts are authorised to do so.”
So far, there is no decision made yet in the area of the company rolling this out across its network. But in the trial, the advice given to users is for them to verify if they are allowed to access the account by a code, sent via text or email.
The aim of the content platform company is to try as much as they can to crack down on ineligible users, eventhough it is unclear how many people use the platform against their terms of service.