Netflix subscribers in Malaysia will now need to pay an RM13 fee per user for password-sharing with users living in different households.
The crackdown on password-sharing was previously only enforced in certain Latin American countries, but has now been expanded to over 100 countries including Malaysia and the United States.
Accounts can still be shared with other users living in the same household with no additional fees.
It is worth noting that the number of slots available for additional users is limited according to account category – only one additional user slot is available with the Standard plan, while up to two can be added for Premium.
Extra users will be able to watch Netflix at the same quality as the account owner, but will be limited to using a single device at a time.
Each extra member will also get their own profiles and can decide on the maturity rating, but cannot opt for a Kid’s profile.
Additional slots can also only be activated within the same country as the account owner, so viewers can’t use invites from other countries.
Payment for the additional slot will fall on the original account owner, but the ability to add a slot is only available to users who perform direct payments to Netflix, rather than through a third-party provider such as Astro.
According to the streaming service, “a Netflix Household is a collection of the devices connected to the Internet at the main place you watch Netflix”.
“All other devices that use your Netflix account on the same internet connection as this TV will automatically be part of your Netflix Household,” wrote the streaming service on its help centre.
For a step-by-step guide on setting up a Netflix Household, users can refer to a guide on the company’s website.