Netflix password sharing may be coming to an end, but according to a new study, Illinois ranks second in sharing Netflix passwords.

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Just barely behind Ohio, Illinois comes in second for Netflix password sharing, which isn't something to brag about. 58% of users said that they share their password, just behind Ohio at 59% according to NBC Chicago. Almost 51% of Netflix users share passwords with people that don't live in the house where the account originates, and according to Netflix, this is hurting them for not being able to create more TV shows and movies.

While these (separate profiles) have been hugely popular, they have also created some confusion about when and how Netflix can be shared. As a result, accounts are being shared between households - impacting our ability to invest in great new TV and films for our members.

Netflix announced a few months again that they are going to start cracking down on password sharing when it comes to streaming their content. They have already tested out in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru a way to end password sharing with two new features.

  1. Add An Extra Member - Members on our Standard and Premium plans will be able to add sub-accounts for up to two people they don’t live with and have their own account and profile.
  2. Transfer Profile to a New Account - Members on our Basic, Standard, and Premium plans can enable people who share their account to transfer profile information either to a new account or an Extra Member sub-account.

So whatever you decide to do know this, Netflix is about to change the game in password sharing and I am 100% positive that other streaming services will be changing their password policies soon after.

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