Netflix is ALREADY charging some viewers to share their accounts – here's how much you might have to pay

NETFLIX has given users a taste of how much they can expect to be charged once they crackdown on password sharing.

The struggling streaming firm began demanding extra money in certain countries as part of a test in March.

After losing 200,000 subscribers, the Bridgerton hitmaker is targeting accounts that are shared with people outside their household.

With an estimated 100million accounts using this tactic, it could be a nice juicy bit of extra income for the company.

But it comes at a terrible time for consumers already squeezed by the rising cost of living.

Judging by the trial underway in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru, users could be looking at paying between £1.53-£2.30 / $2-$3 extra for two additional profiles.

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Chile's extra member price tag comes in at 2,380 CLP (£2.26/$2.98), while those in Costa Rica will be charged $2.99 (£2.27) and 7.9 PEN (£1.61/$2.12) in Peru.

However, countries like the UK and US could be looking at fees much higher, as subscriptions cost more in these countries already.

For example, the premium package costs 10,700 CLP in Chile (£10.02 / $12.79).

That's much cheaper than it costs in the UK and US, where it'll set you back £15.99 and $19.99 respectively.

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With that in mind, we can expect any charges for additional profiles outside the household to cost a lot more when the crackdown is rolled out closer to home.

An insider recently told The Sun he thinks the fees will be priced at £5.49 in the UK and $7.99 in the US.

It's still not clear how Netflix intends to catch users and enforce the rules.

Netflix can detect when an account isn't used in the same household by looking at the IP address.

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Subscriptions detected for account sharing receive a prompt, telling them to pay more for two additional profiles.

The site will reportedly use multi-factor authentication, where a code is sent to the bill payers phone each time, making it harder for outsiders to use.

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