Tesla Owners Not Affected by Netflix Password Sharing Changes

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Last week, Netflix expanded their paid password sharing to Canada, alongside New Zealand, Portugal and Spain, requiring only family members in the same household to use this service.

Those wanting to use Netflix outside of the primary household will need to pay extra per month, to the tune of CAD$7.99 a month per person in Canada, NZD$7.99 in New Zealand, Euro 3.99 in Portugal, and Euro 5.99 in Spain.

For Tesla owners, there was some confusion as recently a message popped up in vehicles that said, “A Netflix account is for people who live in the same location.”

Netflix confirmed to Tesla North its members can still use the streaming service in their Tesla vehicles. When asked if this meant requiring to sign into home Wi-Fi at least once per month, Netflix said this was not the case, noting Tesla owners will be able to use the service in their car, as they normally would.

The clarification comes after some users believed they would be locked out of Netflix in their Tesla vehicles, which is not the case. Netflix’s website still says you can use the service in your Tesla vehicle worldwide, except for in Hong Kong and where the service is not available.

Netflix said last week that over 100 million households are sharing accounts, thusly “impacting our ability to invest in great new TV and films.”

Tesla debuted a software update in the fall of 2019 to add Spotify, YouTube, Netflix and Hulu to Modek S, Model X and Model 3.