Netflix streams all kinds of series and movies globally with little high subscription charges. Here I will explain how to share a Netflix account with friends and family safely.
There are several things related to Netflix account sharing that you must know.
Netflix can be accessed on the PC, Phone, TV, and many other devices with multiple subscription options.
You can share your Netflix account with others by adding them to your account and which is legal but sharing someone else accounts is illegal.
Note: In this article, I will also share how to share a Netflix account without giving a password.
Can You Share Netflix Account______________
Yes, you can share your Netflix account with others by adding them to your account and which is legal but sharing someone else accounts is illegal.
Netflix offers multiple subscriptions starting from $8.99 in the United States. Check the following Netflix subscription details.
Monthly Cost (USD)
Number of phones or tablet you can have downloaded on
Watch on TV, PC, and Phone
Netflix subscription is expensive as compared to other media services like Prime and Hotstar.
Due to this high price of subscription users share Netflix account with their family and friends.
As per the plan, there are limitations wherein the basic plan only one person can enjoy the Netflix media at the time because of the screen limitation.
But many people who are in the family or the friend group purchase the premium plan through the contribution which is still a good deal for them.
Note: – Netflix allows you to create maximum of 5 profiles under 1 central account
Now you must not only know how to share a Netflix account but also know whether it is safe to share a Netflix account or not.
Here I am adding some advantages and drawbacks of Netflix account sharing that you must be aware of.
Advantages of Netflix Account Sharing
The biggest advantage is that you enjoy Netflix at a cheaper price or at no cost.
Get updated about the best and recent movies and series through the people you share the account with.
Probably if you share your Netflix account today with others, they may also share in the future.
Drawbacks of Netflix Account Sharing
You share your personal user ID and password with others.
If you have a basic plan, only one person can watch the media at a time. If someone is already enjoying the media then you will have to wait until he finishes.
Netflix account also contains your sensitive banking information that you have linked to the account. There is a chance of privacy as anyone can misuse it or either upgrade the plan without your permission.
Hopefully, your family and friend members also share the Netflix account information with their friends and family. The bulk of people now with lots of risks.
As you will be the owner and only you will be responsible for any illegal activities. Even done by any member whom you added or shared the account.
If you are waiting for the best suggestions that match your taste, then keep in mind that suggestions now involve other tastes as well.
Finally, I would say that share the Netflix account with the only people whom you trust the most.
Netflix media is meant to entertain us, avoid unwanted risk, and sharing to have uninterrupted fun.
I hope the above pros and cons of Netflix account sharing also answered the question of “Is it safe to share a Netflix account”.
How to Share Netflix Account with Family and Friends
Your family and friends can enjoy your Netflix account by a simple process. You can create up to 5 profiles on one Netflix account.
Note:- Username and password will be the same for everyone with whom you share the account
Follow the below steps (Account Owner)
Step 1:- Open the Netflix app on your phone or through the browser on your PC. Log in to the Netflix account with your email or phone number along with your password.
Step 2:- Now click on the profile picture located at the very right-hand top and then choose Manage Profiles.
Step 3:- Select “Add profile“ and enter the name of the profile (name of the person with whom you are sharing). Once done click on continue.
Step 4:- Click on done to complete the set-up. A new profile has been now created under your account.
Follow the steps (Profile user)
Step 1:- Install Netflix app on your phone or simply navigate to netlfix.com.
Step 2:- Ask username and password from the owner to access the account.
Step 3:- Once logged in to the account. Choose your profile and start enjoying the Netflix content.
How to Share Netflix Account without giving Password___________________
Now you might be feeling insecure after reading the above method of account sharing as you need to share your username and password.
Relax; there is also a safe and secure way to share your Netflix account by giving the password and username.
In this method, both the owner and user have to install the “Share Account“ extension on the chrome browser.
Follow the below steps (person who want to use the shared account)
Step 1: Open the Google Chrome browser on your PC where you want to access Netflix. On the chrome browser type chrome web store and open the chrome store from the results.
Step 2:- Now in the chrome store type “Share Account“ and download the extension.
Step 3:- Click on Add to Chrome to install the extension.
Step 4:- Now click on the Share account extension icon located at the top of the toolbar. Click on receive account and you will be displayed with the code, copy the code, and send it to the Netflix account owner.
Step 5:- Account owner will now share an encryption code with you. Paste this code in the Share result box and then click on Receive.
Step 6:- Now you will inside the Netflix account. Start enjoying the stream and Netflix content.
Follow the steps (Owner who want to share the account)
If you are sharing the Netflix account then you also need to download and install the Share Account extension.
Step 1:- Once the extension is installed, click on the Share account extension icon and then choose Share Account.
Step 2:- Ask the receiver to do the same but they need to click on Receive account. They will have the code, ask with them, and paste it in the Recipient code box.
Step 3:- You can also set the timeout period if you want. Once done click on Share and an encrypted code will be generated.
Step 4:- Share the code will the recipient and ask them to paste the code in the Share result box.
This is the best and safest way to share your Netflix account by sharing the password.
Note:- If you want to share on Mobile, you can download the Yandex browser and there you can install the extension
Now many of the users also asked how to share download videos of Netflix. Netflix downloaded videos are saved in Netflix downloads only.
You can either stream those videos on Streaming apps like Zoom and Discord.
Share Netflix movies with Friends Remotely with Netflix Party (Teleparty)
Netflix party now called teleparty allows you to share your Netflix media with your friend through the chrome extension.
You can also chat with your friends while watching the movie. You and your friends need to download the Netflix party extension.
If you are steaming movies then you will become the host and share the link with all your friends who want to enjoy the media and chat.
Netflix Free Subscription (Be Aware of Fake Links)
Netflix offers a free trial for a month depending on the country you are living in. Recently the free trial has been closed for many countries.
There are many cable and telecom companies that are offering free Netflix services with their connections. This is just an offer were to occupy the Netflix free subscription where you need to buy their services.
You might have seen many people claiming of providing free Netflix services to most of the social media groups.
Be aware of such scams, as recently my friend got scammed when he clicked on a link to redeem the free subscription.
These scammers are looking for such greedy and people who want the free subscription. They take it as a favor and offer a free subscription by sending a phishing link.
Frequently Asked Question
Can I share my Netflix Account with my Family in a different home?
Yes, you can share your Netflix account with anyone globally. Netflix won’t run in a country where Netflix is banned.
Is it safe to share a Netflix account?
It totally depends on whom you are sharing your account. Netflix account contains all your confidential bank information through which you have purchased the subscription.
So keep in mind you are also sharing those bank information as well. Share only with the people whom you trust and instruct them to not share with anyone else.
How to Watch Netflix together?
Use Netflix party (teleparty) chrome extension through which you can enjoy movies together with your friends and family.
The person who owns the Netflix account will host the party and will share the URL with friends. Through this URL anyone can join the stream and chat as well.
Can 2 people share a Netflix screen at the same time?
Totally depends on the plan. In basics plans, you have a screen limitation of 1 where only one person can enjoy Netflix at a time.
You need to upgrade the plan if you want 2 or 4 people to enjoy the same account at a time.
I have shared almost all related information on how to share a Netflix account. If you are getting any errors like nw-2-5 on Netflix then read this article to fix the issue.
Please read all the topics covered in this article which will help you to know about the cons and pros of Netflix account sharing.
Finally, I would recommend you again that share your Netflix account with the only person whom you trust.
Avoid fake links or tricks to get a free Netflix subscription.
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