Disney+’s popular streaming platform has announced that it will be ending the practice of shared accounts starting this autumn. This move follows in the footsteps of other platforms like Netflix, which have already implemented similar restrictions.
The policy change has been communicated to users through an informative email that also includes Disney+’s new subscription plans. The email highlights the update to the user agreement, which explicitly prohibits sharing accounts outside the household.
While Disney+ has not yet implemented an active form of monitoring users, they have made it clear that they have the ability to do so in the future. This means that it is likely that users will eventually start receiving warnings similar to those sent by Netflix.
Disney+’s user agreement states that the subscription can only be shared within the household. “Household” refers to the primary residence and the devices used by the people living in that household. Some subscription plans may have additional rules.
Disney+ reserves the right to analyze account usage to ensure compliance with the agreement and may limit or terminate access to the service in case of non-compliance. Users are responsible for informing the people they share their account with about the terms of the agreement.
If you have a Disney+ account that you share with friends or family members who do not live with you, you may want to explore other options in case the platform starts taking active measures against this type of shared account.
Sources: The House of the Mouse (Disney+) and Netflix.