Tech tips: How to set up your Netflix household account, step-by-step guide

 For several months now, Netflix has been taking measures to prevent password sharing. According to the company, this is meant to safeguard its intellectual property and ensure each subscriber has their own account. The initiative began in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain and is now being introduced in other countries in stages.

Recently, Netflix announced new guidelines for users in India. Users must now indicate their "primary location" for their account. This is to help Netflix identify if an account is being shared among multiple households. Additionally, Netflix is launching an "Access and Devices Management" page, allowing account holders to view who has access to their account and remove unauthorized users. The company is also sending emails to account holders who are suspected of sharing their passwords, requesting account verification or risking account suspension. Netflix is now blocking access to accounts used in multiple households. Netflix emphasizes that sharing an account is only intended for those who live in the same Household and that individuals outside the Household should sign up for their own account to access Netflix.

What is Netflix Household account? 

Netflix Household is a convenient feature that enables sharing of your Netflix account with members of your Household. Anyone residing in your Household can stream Netflix on any device connected with the same internet connection. Additionally, this feature offers added benefits, such as transferring profiles and managing access and devices.

How to set up Netflix Household account 

In order to create a Netflix Household, you will need to connect your account to your home internet connection. Follow these steps to do so:

A step-by-step guide to confirming or updating your Netflix Household:

To manage or update your Netflix Household:

  1. Start by navigating to the Netflix home screen on your TV and opening the menu.
  2. From there, select the 'Get help' option and then click on 'Manage Netflix Household.' You will be prompted to confirm whether you want to manage or update your existing Household.
  3. Choose to send an email or the text message and wait for the verification link to arrive in your email or phone.
  4. Keep in mind that the link will expire after 15 minutes. If you receive an email, click on "Yes, This Was Me" to confirm.
  5. If you receive a text message, tap the provided link. Once you have confirmed your Household, you will receive a confirmation message to your TV screen and an email.
  6. Select "Continue to Netflix" to start watching your favorite shows and movies.

It's important to note that Netflix is cracking down on password sharing due to financial losses. The company estimates that around 100 million households share passwords, resulting in lost revenue. By enforcing password-sharing policies, Netflix hopes to recover some of this lost revenue.


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