A FED-UP mum explained that her son, 18, kept giving his girlfriend their Netflix password and she didn’t want to keep paying for her viewing.
The mother said that she got a notification indicating that someone out of the house had logged in so she changed the password.
The woman explained that she didn’t want to pay for her son’s girlfriend to watch NetflixCredit: Getty
But as soon as she gave her son the new log in, the same thing happened again.
Taking to Mumsnet, she said: “Someone is using our Netflix account when everyone in the family is at work. I’d got an idea that it was [my son’s] girlfriend.
“I changed after getting the notification that it was being used on a new device.
“My son wasn’t at home until yesterday and he asked me for the new password to put in his smart tv.
“Then last night he went to girlfriends house. This morning I got an email notification that the account was signed into on a streaming stick at 23:37.
“It can only be him at girlfriend’s house so her whole family can use it.
“Am I being unreasonable to think I pay for the service and someone else should not get it for free? Or am I being tight-fisted?”
Fellow Mumsnet users were quick to jump in and share their thoughts on the situation.
One person said: “I wouldn’t want it shared either. The girlfriend hasn’t even asked your permission to use your account.
“Change password again and tell your son the password isn’t for sharing around his mates.”
Another said: “I wouldn’t like that. I have shared Netflix before but it was with someone I knew wouldn’t take the p*** and it was a little thing I could do to help her through a challenging time.”
While a third said: “I share the standard plan with my son, I went on Netflix and it said two devices were streaming.
“I texted to see if both my son and granddaughter were on it, they were not.
“I discovered that a relative who had used my password once on their iPad while staying at my home had been using it ever since.
“My fault for not changing the password but I was p***ed off at the entitlement.”
But not everyone agreed with the outrage, one person said: “Ridiculous. It doesn’t disadvantage you in any way. It is designed up to be shared.”
While another said: “Personally I wouldn’t mind someone else using it as long as it didn’t interfere with my ability to use it.”
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