Stink, starting today Netflix is banning account sharing across households in Aotearoa

Stink, starting today Netflix is banning account sharing across households in Aotearoa

Damn they moved quick.

Not even a week ago we warned that Netflix is gonna stop letting people share accounts, we didn't know it would happen this quick though. That's right, today Netflix announecd that the rule is starting in Aotearoa, like it's already started. 

The streaming service is making it so accounts can only be shared within one household, with devices that aren’t in that household potentially being blocked from watching Netflix - who hurt you Netflix?

Netflix announced in a Facebook post earlier this morning announced that it’s making its way to New Zealand and I’m freaking out.

SOURCE: Netflix on Facebook

In a statement, the streaming platform revealed: “Starting today in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain. Our focus has been on giving  members greater control over who can access their account.”

Netflix’s Help Centre’s FAQs in the countries listed above have been updated with the new rules. 

So, if your mum is shouting your Netflix account, it’s bad news for you my friend… You’re gonna need to cough up some cash.

A New Zealander on Reddit who goes by u/bullchicken posted a warning screen their mum got that proves the Netflix reckoning is truly here. 

It’s all based on the type of account the household owner pays for.

Netflix states, “members on our Standard or Premium plan can add an extra member sub-account for up to two people they don’t live with — each with a profile, personalized recommendations, login and password.”

It’ll cost ya NZD$7.99 a month, but that’s a heck of a lot cheaper than getting your own account, right?


If you do decide to move on from your leeching ways, don’t stress about losing all of the progress you’ve made during your binge-watching sessions.

The streaming giant has eased our minds by revealing that “people using an account can now easily transfer a profile to a new account, which they pay for”.

This will keep all of your personalized recommendations, viewing history, and the list of shows you're keen on watching next. 

You can read the new rules in full HERE!