Advertisement

Is It Cool To Share Your Netflix Login?

Somehow I still have access to my Uncle’s Presto account

We’ve all done it, borrowed the login details for a friend's Netflix or Stan account, maybe forget to tell an ex-lover that we still have access to their Disney plus. It’s the added thrill of watching Orange Is The New Black while also committing an actual felony. Sure, it is technically stealing, but it feels like a victimless crime if no one knows you’re doing it; then what’s the harm? You get free unlimited movies and TV with the only downside being having to sort through someone else’s embarrassing anime recommendations.

Well turns out plenty of people find it very offensive to steal their streams. Some lady called Jane told the Guardian that she’d been using her boyfriend’s friend’s girlfriend’s account and when they found out they were “…extremely pissed about it…. She felt betrayed and used.” Jane didn’t think it was going to be a problem “I truly think that subscription services are supposed to be a shared commodity,”. Whatever helps you sleep at night Jane.

But if you are a stream swindler and your victim is completely oblivious to your nefarious exploits do you really have anything to worry about? Well as of October 2019 Netflix chief product officer Greg Peters said that they will be clamping down on password sharing ‘We continue to monitor it so we’re looking at the situation… We’ll see those consumer-friendly ways to push on the edges of that.’

So maybe it’s time to stop sneaking streams off your mates and just get your own account. I mean, it is only ten bucks a month, just pay for it you cheapskate.