How much is the new Netflix "paid sharing" feature going to cost?

Netflix's password-sharing crackdown has finally arrived in the United Kingdom and the United States after being delayed.

Netflix is finally implementing its promised new password-sharing rules to its biggest territories and it will cost you.

Only time will tell if Netflix's latest attempt at bringing back subscribers to the platform will work or not.

Previously, you wouldn't need to pay to share your Netflix account with a friend. This is no longer the case.

Netflix confirmed that you're going to have to ask your friend to pay you $7.99 a month to join you if you're paying for the Standard Netflix plan, which costs $15.49 a month. But, if you're paying for Netflix's best and most expensive plan that has 4K streaming at $19.99 a month, you can rope in two of your friends but they'll still have to pay $7.99 a month each.

These new rules apply in the United Kingdom as well. To add extra users there, the "Extra Member" will have to pay £4.99 per month.

So, what about the subscribers on Standard with ads ($6.99/month) and Basic ($9.99/month)? Well, we've got bad news for you. These subscribers can't bring in their friends with them.

It's safe to say Netflix is forcing people to get a subscription or pay $7.99 to connect to someone paying either $15.49 or $19.99.

Netflix has been on a downward trajectory for the better part of the past two years.

Previously, Netflix had tested these rules in countries like Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain. The new Netflix rules had originally been planned to arrive in the United States at the start of the year but the company delayed it until today.

Now, who is this "Extra Member"? Well, it's anyone who has a password and profile under your Netflix account.

Netflix previously championed sharing passwords between users, once saying that "Love is sharing a password". It appears Netflix's love language has since changed. Last year, Netflix confirmed it's testing out ways to end this practice. The goal is to make people start paying for individual accounts.

Netflix revealed this move last April when it started losing customers for the first time in over ten years.

This will be a crucial point for Netflix as it struggles to compete with other platforms.

It remains to be seen how the general public will react to this, but we highly doubt that the states with the most subscribers who've already left Netflix will be coming back into the fold anytime soon.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.