Streaming giant , Netflix is testing out a new feature which could lead to a crackdown on users sharing their passwords.
The online movie platform which has been existing in Zimbabwe for close to five years now could see those sharing their passwords days being numbered.
While the online Tv Service has been expanding its roots across Africa , particularly in Zimbabwe watching videos over internet could be lessened by high data costs.
The password sharing clampdown could see many users being thrown out of the online movie streaming.
Some viewers have reported being met with a screen reading: “If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching.”
Viewers are reportedly given the option to verify their identity through a code sent to the account’s owner, or can choose to complete the process later.
Users ill also have the choice to verify themselves later. In this case, the platform will show the pop-up again at an undetermined later time. If users cannot prove themselves as authorised users, they will be prompted to set up a new account.
“This test is designed to help ensure that people using Netflix accounts are authorized to do so,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement Thursday.
Just recently , government announced collecting of Value Added Tax (VAT) from Netflix subscriptions.