The crackdown has officially begun in Canada.
After confusing rumours, Netflix has begun notifying Canadian users today by email about limitations on who can access their accounts outside their households.
In a recent tweet, the streaming giant said.
"We know there’s been a lot of confusion about sharing Netflix. A Netflix account is intended for one household, so we’re rolling out new features in Canada to give you more control over your account.
"We value our members and recognize that they have many entertainment choices. A Netflix account is intended for one household and members can choose from a range of plans with different features."
Over the past year, Netflix began testing the new password-sharing rules in Latin America, as part of an effort to boost subscriber growth and cut down on password-sharing.
The latest wave of countries being added to the tighter restrictions includes Canada, Spain, Portugal and New Zealand. Other countries will be introduced over the next few months.
The new rules:
Under the rules, premium and standard account holders can “buy an extra member slot” for $7.99 per month each.
For that price, premium high-definition 4K subscribers, who pay $20.99 per month, can add up to two members who don’t live in their household.
Standard subscribers, who pay $16.49 per month, can add one additional member for the same additional monthly fee.
Basic plans, which cost $9.99, and ad-supported plans, which cost $5.99, will not be able to add more members.
For viewers who frequently travel or own a second home, Netflix says the account holder will have to sign in on their Netflix mobile app at least once a month while connected to the Wi-Fi at their primary location.
Subscribers who move homes within Canada may be required to update their primary location to avoid being locked out of Netflix, according to the company’s help page.