How to Check If Someone Is Stealing Your Netflix Access

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Have you ever shared your Netflix account with somebody? If yes, you’d be far from the only person who’s ever done that. In fact, according a recent survey we ran, about half of all people share passwords to digital streaming services.

But maybe it’s been a while since you shared your account and you don’t remember who still has access. Or maybe your friends have shared your account with their friends. Or maybe a random stranger managed to break your password.

Wouldn’t it be nice to know if someone was bumming access to your Netflix account — that you pay your hard-earned money for — without your knowledge?


Fortunately, Netflix tracks every device that ever connects to your account and allows you to see the IP addresses, locations, and most recent connection timestamps for each of those devices. Here’s how:

  1. Sign into Netflix in a browser.
  2. At the top right, click your name.
  3. Click on Your Account.
  4. Under My Profile, click Viewing Activity.
  5. At the top, click See Recent Account Access.

That’s all it takes. If you’re in California, for example, and you notice that there’s someone in New York watching on your account, then maybe it’s time for you to change your password!

How many people do you share your Netflix password with? Do you think it’s unethical to do so? Tell us what you think down in the comments!

Image Credit: Netflix on Laptop by Iculig via Shutterstock

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