Disney+ has become stricter about password sharing in Canada last year, and now extends the restriction to the United States. according to The Verge, the streaming service sends emails to its subscribers in the country about the change in terms of service. Its service agreement now states that users cannot share their passwords outside the home unless otherwise permitted. [their] service level,” suggesting new subscription options are coming in the future.
The Verge Disney+ told subscribers they can analyze their account usage to “determine eligibility,” though it didn’t elaborate on exactly how its methods work. “We’re adding restrictions on sharing your account outside of your home and explaining how we can assess your compliance with those restrictions,” Disney+ wrote in an email. The Service Agreement describes a “household” as “a collection of connected devices.” [subscribers’] the principal private residence occupied by the persons living there.” The rule now applies to new subscribers, but existing subscribers have until March 14 to feel the impact.
Disney’s other streaming service, Hulu, has also recently announced it restricts password sharing outside of the subscriber’s “principal private residence.” It used the same language in its warning to users, also saying their accounts would be analyzed for compliance and that it would begin enforcing the new rule on March 14.