Australians have been enraged by Netflix’s decision to stop users from sharing their password details.
The company said it would introduce a new technology that would prevent people from accessing the same account.
An email will be sent out to all of its subscribers on Wednesday.
The company will notify all of its users that their IP address will be used to determine if they live in the same house.
Those who use the account from another address will be kicked out of the program.
Many enraged users have called the changes a price increase rather than a standard crackdown on those who benefit from the same account.
Australians have taken to social media to voice their anger. One person noted that Netflix could lose more customers by implementing this change.
One user called the company’s content rubbish recently.
Others noted that the company’s decision to crack down on password sharing was aimed at driving more revenue, but it would also likely lead to more people visiting piracy sites.
Many enraged users have called the company’s new password policy a joke.
They noted that it would discourage people who use the service on the go. One person said that they would be dropping Netflix if they ever get hit with an overcharge.
Another user said that the company was trying to fight back against password sharing once again.
Despite the backlash, the streaming service was able to bounce back with some users resorting to the “extra member” option and others activating their accounts on their own.
This is likely to happen in Australia as well, with many customers considering the expense worthwhile due to the rising cost of living.