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Netflix Streaming Account Password And Username Sharing. Share Your Password And Username For Free.

Updated on May 31, 2012

If you're a Netflix customer you know they now have two programs, one where you get CD's in the mail and one where you can simply opt to stream content.

If you subscribe to the stream option you can provide your password and user-name to friends, relatives and anyone else you deem worthy to use your password. My kids for instance live with their mother and use my streaming Netflix account from their house.

Several people can use the same account in one household. For example mom can be watching Mad Men on her Kindle Fire while daughter is downstairs watching Vampire Diaries on her I-Phone at the same time.

The drawback is that if you let people use your log in and password and they are watching a movie or show and they're not in your locale you cannot watch at the same time. So for instance, if you let your girlfriend across town use your account and she is watching a movie you have to wait until she logs off to be able to use the account from your house. This problem grows exponentially the more people you give your log in and password to.

All said Netflix streaming in less than $10 per month but in this economy every dollar counts. So if you don't mind occasionally having to wait to watch the next episode of The Walking Dead until your Aunt finishes watching Jackass 3 then feel free to give a few trusted confidants your user-name and password.

In addition Netflix streaming is leaning more towards television content than movies and someone you know may just want to watch a season of Mad Men but doesn't really want to subscribe to the service on an ongoing basis. You can temporarily let them use your log in and password to watch the show they want to see. Or you can lend them your password and user-name to check out Netflix for a little while to determine if they want get their own subscription.

There was a lot of commotion last year when Netflix raised it's rates and started charging extra for it's steaming service which used to be included with the CD in the mail option. Now you have to pay for the streaming service. But even with charges for the streaming service it is by far the best entertainment value you can get. Take a look at your cable bill the next time it comes in the mail and compare that to $8 per month for the Netflix streaming service. There's no contest on what's the better value, Netflix streaming by a mile.

That said the streaming service is certainly more geared towards watching TV shows like, Mad Med, Sons of Anarchy, Lost than for viewing traditional movies. You can still view movies but Netflix recently ended it's relationship with Starz causing many of the movies that were available for streaming to be removed. If you primarily only want to watch movies of the new release variety the streaming service may not be the ideal choice. That's why it's a good idea to borrow someone's password to check it out and see if it's something you would want to purchase of if the CD in the mail option would work better for your needs.

If things get too hairy or you break up with that girlfriend across town you can always log in and change your password and lock them out. Unless of course they do it to you first.

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    • shuck72 profile image

      shuck72 5 years ago from Seattle

      Thanks Bob I didn't know that, thanks for sharing.

    • Bob Ferreira profile image

      Bob Ferreira 5 years ago

      I think a lot of people are doing exactly what you're describing in this article.

      So you (and anyone reading) knows though, you only have a total of 5 devices that can stream per account (not including a PC/Apple computer.) So if you're streaming on your phone, game console, blu-ray player, and tablet, you're only down to one more streaming linked device. Of course, a device can be deactivated at any time through the account settings on the Netflix website.

      Great hub. V+!