Disney is cracking down on password-sharing for its streaming platform, Disney+, and it’s starting in Canada. The company has sent emails to Canadian subscribers informing them that sharing passwords outside of their household will no longer be allowed, effective from November 1st. This move comes earlier than expected, as Bob Iger, Disney’s CEO, had previously announced the intention to stop password sharing during the third quarter earnings call but said it would be implemented next year. The amended subscriber agreement does mention a possible exception to the ban, indicating that Disney may introduce new subscription plans that allow password sharing across households.
This crackdown on password-sharing by Disney is being extended to Canada, with the restrictions set to go into effect on November 1st. Canadian Disney+ subscribers have been notified via email about the new policy, which prohibits sharing passwords outside of one’s household. This change comes sooner than anticipated, as Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, had initially stated that the crackdown would occur next year. However, the company seems to have moved up the timeline significantly. The updated subscriber agreement mentions the possibility of new subscription plans that permit password sharing among households, but the exact details of these plans are currently unknown.
Disney is taking a firm stance against password-sharing and is starting to enforce this policy in Canada. According to the updated subscriber agreement, sharing Disney+ passwords outside of one’s household will no longer be permitted. The move to crack down on password sharing was first announced by CEO Bob Iger during a quarterly earnings call, but it was not expected to be implemented until next year. However, the company seems to have accelerated its plans, and Canadian subscribers will experience the new restrictions from November 1st. While the ban is strict, Disney does mention the possibility of introducing new subscription tiers that allow password sharing, although specific details about these tiers have not been disclosed.