Netflix Password Sharing Fees: What You Need to Know

The Netflix password sharing crackdown has paid off for the streamer with big boosts to subscriptions and revenues. But another round of price increases appears to be on the way.

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The implementation of Netflix password sharing fees last May has paid off for the streaming giant in a big way with major increases in both subscriptions and revenues in its most recent quarter.

The company added 13.1 million subscribers during the fourth quarter — up from 7.7 million in the same year-ago period — largely on the back of its efforts to “monetize sharing.” In addition, Netflix earnings for the quarter soared 12.5% to $8.8 billion.

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Ben Demers
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Ben Demers manages digital content and engagement at Kiplinger, informing readers through a range of personal finance articles, e-newsletters, social media, syndicated content, and videos. He is passionate about helping people lead their best lives through sound financial behavior, particularly saving money at home and avoiding scams and identity theft. Ben graduated with an M.P.S. from Georgetown University and a B.A. from Vassar College. He joined Kiplinger in May 2017.

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