Netflix has always been a pioneer in the online streaming space, but this latest trend is the worst yet.
Almost a year after the launch of Netflix crack down on password sharing in the United StatesDisney+ (Disney Plus) is about to do the same, according to The edge. Subscribers expect to receive an email with more information about the change, which limits Disney+ usage to devices located in the home of the person paying the monthly bill. This decision was first announced last August and then implemented in Canada by September.
According to EdgeThese new rules are already in place for new subscribers, but existing Disney+ customers have until March 14 to get their affairs in order.
As for how we would do our stuff to prepare for that, it’s not entirely clear. THE Disney+ Help Site only offers the following information on how account sharing currently works:
You cannot share your subscription outside of your household. “Household” means all devices associated with your primary personal residence that are used by the people who reside there.
Unlike Netflix, there doesn’t appear to be a way to pay extra to add users from outside the household. It may exist in the future, but right now the Disney+ Pricing Tiers Page doesn’t deal with that at all.
It seems that, for now, the best way to get around these rules is to simply pay for your own account. Disappointment.