Disney+ and Hulu Have Banned Password Sharing
Last year Netflix updated their Terms of Service for password sharing, where users with one subscription can not share his or her passwords with others. In short, Password sharing was now totally banned from the Netflix Streaming Service. However, They allow password sharing within a household but might charge additional fees for users outside the household in certain regions. This was implemented in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain in 2023 and is expected to expand to other countries.
And, this year just like Netflix. A Recently merged streaming companies Hulu and Disney+ both have recently updated their terms of service to officially ban password sharing outside of the subscriber’s household. This means that sharing login credentials with people who don’t live with you is no longer allowed. and the crackdown on password sharing will begin on March 14, 2024 for both Hulu and Disney+.
Hulu and Disney+ have now added terms in their agreement that bans subscribers from password sharing.— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) January 31, 2024
“Unless otherwise permitted by your Service Tier, you may not share your subscription outside of your household.” pic.twitter.com/VnqvYjuOpP
According to the rules of the agreement, “You agree not to impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, including using another person’s username, password, or other account information, or another person’s name or likeness, or provide false details for a parent or guardian.”
According to the user agreements, the business may examine users’ accounts to make sure they abide by the policies on password sharing. and those who break the terms risk having their accounts restricted or cancelled.
Disney CEO Bob Iger made a clue about the move in August when he stated that the business intended to handle password sharing in 2024.
“This has been firmly established as a top priority,” Iger stated during Disney’s third-quarter fiscal earnings call. “We genuinely believe that this presents a chance to support the expansion of our company.”
Disney CEO, Iger might provide additional details about Disney’s intentions to handle password borrowers on its three streaming services when he speaks during the company’s fiscal first-quarter earnings call on February 7.
prediction: we’ll all be using cable again by the end of 2025— chris ✞ (@chris_breheim) January 31, 2024
I miss these times pic.twitter.com/bBkXmirobM— ً (@tylerduran21) January 31, 2024
Starting March 12, Disney+ and Hulu's new user agreement bans password sharing pic.twitter.com/umFNE6mvve— Dexerto (@Dexerto) January 31, 2024
Netflix increasing, again. 🙄— ✧ ʀy. ♥ (@RiahSpears) January 24, 2024
Prime had ads now. 😐
We already know it’s a matter of time before Disney +, Hulu, and everyone else raise.
What … are we doing?? I’ll revolt if y’all will like… pic.twitter.com/bPiaeI7lnD