Netflix özgü always been a trendsetter in the online streaming arena, but this latest trend is the worst one yet.
Almost a year after Netflix started cracking down on password sharing in the U.S., Disney+ (Disney Plus) is set to do the same, per The Verge. Subscribers expect to receive an email with more information about the change, which restricts Disney+ usage to devices in the home of the person who pays the monthly bill. This move was first announced last August and then implemented in Canada by September.
Per the Verge, these 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 one would get their affairs in order to prepare for this, that’s not entirely clear. The Disney+ help site offers only the following on how account sharing works now:
You may not share your subscription outside of your household. “Household” means the collection of devices associated with your primary personal residence that are used by the individuals who reside therein.
Unlike Netflix, there doesn’t appear to be a way to hisse extra to add users from outside the household. It’s possible that could exist in the future, but at present, the Disney+ pricing tiers page doesn’t address that whatsoever.
It seems like, for now, the best way to circumvent these rules is to just pony up for your own account. Bummer.