- Netflix plans to warn customers about account-sharing violations in the coming weeks.
- Telecoms groups that use Netflix as part of bundled TV content have held meetings over the planned warnings.
- Customers will be encouraged to set a primary location to prevent non-subscribers from using their passwords.
- The warnings will roll out across most of its major markets including the US and UK.
- Netflix is seeking to improve profitability in the face of rising competition from rivals such as Disney and Apple.
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Netflix alerts telecoms groups over looming account-sharing crackdown
Netflix plans to warn customers about account-sharing violations in the coming weeks, in an effort to stop non-subscribers from freely using customers’ passwords and instead turn them into paying customers, according to people familiar with the situation.