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The hammer is comin’ down!

Well well well. For the last couple of years, my son in Colorado and my daughter in Texas have been using my Netflix account.  (But you never heard that.)  I figured you could have five people using it, right?  But apparently, they’re supposed to be in the same household.  What?!

Yes, the folks at Netflix are starting to make a bigger effort at stopping people from sharing password accounts across devices.  Lately, Netflix users who use an account of a person not living with the owner of the account somewhat often are starting to get messages asking to sign up for a “free trial” of the service if you can’t verify a code.  If the account can’t be verified, the user will have to sign up for a 30-day free trial.

Right now the test is only showing up on TV devices connected to the same account. If you watch on a phone or laptop you’re good for now.  But they’re on the prowl.

You won’t rat me out, will you?

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