It shouldn’t be surprising that many streaming companies are against password sharing. While in the early days, companies like Netflix might have turned a blind eye to password sharing, these days many companies have started to actively take action against users found to have shared passwords with friends or family members.
Disney had previously stated that they are planning to take action against such practices, and it looks like that will come into effect this November. This is according to a report from The Verge who cites emails sent by Disney to its Canadian subscribers, informing them that they will be “implementing restrictions on your ability to share your account or login credentials outside of your household”.
It is unclear how Disney will be enforcing this. In the case of Netflix, the company relies on your WiFi network, where the network you primarily use to watch your shows from will be your “home”, and if it detects access to your account outside of your home WiFi network for an extended period of time, they might block access.
While the price of streaming services aren’t that expensive to begin with, sharing an account with 4-5 people and splitting that cost is most definitely cheaper than everyone signing up to pay for their own. Disney has since launched an ad-supported version of Disney+ which is cheaper at $7.99 a month, so if you’d rather not pay $10.99 a month, you can opt for this instead.
Source: The Verge