The days of using your ex’s streaming passwords could be numbered

Sangeeta Singh-Kurtz
The days of using your ex’s streaming passwords could be numbered

Liberal password sharing has gone hand-in-hand with the advent of subscription-based streaming services, and up to now, many companies haven’t been too bothered by who paying customers share their logins with. Disney, whose forthcoming streaming service Disney+ has already established itself as the single greatest existential threat against Netflix, given the sheer amount of desirable content the service will have, is reportedly going to crack down on streaming account sharing with help from its buddy in the cable industry. On Aug. 16, Disney struck a deal with Charter, the nation’s second-biggest cable company.