BT and Virgin warn customers they’re banned from sharing their Netflix account – even if you’re WILLING to pay extra

BT, Virgin Media and TalkTalk have warned customers they can no longer share Netflix following the streaming giant’s new ban – even if you’re happy to pay the extra fiver a month.

Netflix allows account holders to add an extra member that lives outside their household for £4.99 as part of tough new rules.


BT, Virgin and TalkTalk customers can subscribe to Netflix in one billCredit: PA

But strangely TV providers with bundles that include Netflix aren’t allowed to.

BT’s website now says: “BT billing and/or Netflix Packages cannot be used to create an account with Profile Transfer.”

Virgin Media’s website issues a very similar warning: “Extra Members cannot be added to Netflix accounts billed through Virgin Media.”

And so does TalkTalk’s: “If you pay for Netflix through your TalkTalk bill, you’ll be unable to add an extra member to your account or complete a profile transfer.”

Sky has already revealed it too cannot facilitate extra users.

It’s not clear why Netflix has banned TV providers from offering the option.

But the move could create an extra headache for telly lovers willing to fork out the extra amount for family away from home.

It seems only customers who are billed directly can make use of it.

Many Netflix viewers have threatened to quit the service after the crackdown was announced.

However, some have found cheeky ways to get around it.

Netflix believes some 100million accounts worldwide are being shared with people outside the account holder’s home.

Though it’s technically always been against the platform’s rules, Netflix bosses have long turned a blind eye to it – until now.

Anyone affected by the changes will simply have to create their own account entirely to continue accessing the streaming service.

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