Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Doesn't Mind That You're Sharing Passwords

Netflix was a game changer in how people consumed entertainment — it allowed people access to content whenever they want it and pioneered binge-content. One of the loopholes of the online streaming service is subscription sharing, where users share their account with friends, family, and anyone they trust with their password.

In theory, this phenomenon of sharing a Netflix subscription is a business model obstacle for the company. Earlier this summer, a report from Parks Associates found that one-in-five young adults living in the U.S. are using someone else’s streaming video service instead of their own.

From the article "Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Doesn't Mind That You're Sharing Passwords" by Susmita Baral.

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