Disney Plus Password Sharing Crackdown Hits U.S. Market

Disney Plus has expanded its crackdown on password sharing from the Canadian market to the U.S. Here's what to know.

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The Walt Disney Company has widened its password sharing crackdown to U.S. users of Disney Plus in a move that takes a page from the playbook of Netflix and others that are tightening the reins on streaming.

The crackdown also includes ESPN Plus, according to a February 12 updated subscriber agreement that Disney recently sent to U.S. customers. Disney-owned Hulu has also banned password sharing. In November, Disney began restricting its Canadian Disney Plus users from sharing their accounts or login credentials, as Kiplinger previously reported citing an Associated Press (AP) report.

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Joey Solitro

Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.