Netflix offers three streaming plans, starting at $9 per month and ending at $16 per month. However, for some people, that's still too expensive. And there are a few ways they usually deal with it: a) swallow the bitter reality pill and pirate their favorite shows online; b) beg for someone else's account information. Neither is necessarily better than the other, but if you're considering the latter, remember, you might lose a few friends. These folks certainly have. They went to such huge lengths while desperately trying to hop on someone else's Netflix membership, they gave up every bit of dignity along the way.
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Unfortunately for those choosing beggars who actually get someone's login information, Netflix has set out to prevent users from sharing accounts and restrict people from swapping passwords. Currently, users have the option of setting up different viewing profiles using one login. They must, however, purchase premium plans to watch Netflix on more than one screen. Some users are getting around this by sharing passwords with family and friends outside of their household.
According to a survey by Magid for CNBC, roughly 10 percent of Netflix users do not pay for their accounts. All in all, about thirty-five percent of millennials share passwords for streaming services, compared to 19 percent of Generation X and 13 percent of Baby Boomers. Magid calculates that of Netflix's 137 million customers, 13.7 million are not paying $9.95 a month, which equates to a potential $135 million in missed sales for Netflix each month.