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How to add extra members on Netflix

It used to be the case that Netflix subscribers could loan out their account to friends and family in different households without consequence, but that’s no longer the case.

In the past few years, Netflix has been cracking down on password sharing. It’s no longer possible for someone to consistently use a Netflix account outside of the main registered address. If Netflix thinks that someone may be using an account outside of the primary address, it will ask the user to enter a one-time passcode that will be sent to the account holder’s email address or phone number.

This will likely frustrate many people who share Netflix accounts across households. Fortunately, Netflix does offer one alternative option, allowing you to add extra members to your account – but it comes at a cost.

Adding an extra member to your Netflix plan will set you back an extra £4.99/$7.99/€5.99 per month. The cost of an extra member will be charged to the existing account, not to the new user you’re adding.

Setting up the extra members for Netflix will use the same plan as the primary account, and so could be a cost-effective option for those who subscribe to the Premium tier. Standard members can add one extra member, while Premium members can add up to two extra members.

So if you’re sold on the idea of adding extra members to your Netflix account, keep on reading for the step-by-step guide, including pictures to help you through the process.

What you’ll need: 

The Short Version 

  1. Go to your Netflix account
  2. Go to the Account button
  3. Click on Account
  4. Go to Buy an Extra an extra member slot
  5. Click Next
  6. Click Start Extra Member
  7. Click Next
  8. Enter the name and email address of your extra member
  9. Click Next
  10. Choose which Profile you want for your extra member
  11. Go back to Netflix
  1. Step

    Go to your Netflix account

    Log into your Netflix account. Log into your Netflix account

  2. Step

    Select your profile picture

    In the upper right-hand corner, click on your profile picture. Click on your account logo

  3. Step

    Click on Account

    From the drop-down menu presented, click on the Account button. Click on the Account button

  4. Step

    Go to Buy an extra member slot

    Scroll down and click on the Buy an extra member slot button. It sits under the Extra Members subsection. Click on Extra Members

  5. Step

    Click Next

    Click on the Next button to continue. Click Next

  6. Step

    Click Start Extra Member

    Once you have read the pricing options and you are happy to add another member, click on the Start Extra Member button. Send an invite

  7. Step

    Click Next

    Click on the Next button. Click Next

  8. Step

    Enter the name and email address of your extra member

    Enter the name and email address of the person you want to add to your account. Enter the information

  9. Step

    Click Next

    Once you have entered the correct details for your extra member, click on Next. Send the invitation

  10. Step

    Choose which Profile you want for your extra member

    You can now choose if you want your extra member to share an existing profile or if you want to create a profile for them. Once you have decided, click Next.Choose the profile setup

  11. Step

    Go back to Netflix

    Click on the ‘Back to Netflix’ button to finish the process. You will need to wait for your extra member to accept your invite before they will appear on your Netflix account. Go back to Netflix


How many new members can I add to my Netflix account?

Standard Netflix members can add one extra member while Premium Netflix members can add up to two extra members.

How much does it cost to add an extra member?

Extra members can be added to both Standard and Premium memberships for £4.99/$7.99/€5.99.

How does Netflix know the household of your account?

Netflix uses your IP address and device information to determine whether you’re using your Netflix account at your primary location. This means that Netflix may become confused if you’re using a VPN while using your account at home.

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