Hulu is tightening up on password sharing from next month

What you need to know

  • Hulu has notified customers in an email about a subscriber agreement update starting March 14, prohibiting the sharing of Hulu logins with non-household members.
  • Only devices associated with the primary personal residence can use the same login, similar to Netflix’s policy.
  • Hulu will analyze the use of your account and reserves the right to “limit or terminate access” for rule-breakers.

Hulu is preparing to stop users from sharing passwords with those outside their homes, joining the streaming crackdown trend.

Variety reports that Hulu has dropped a heads-up to its customers about a subscriber agreement update kicking in on March 14. The agreement’s updated version dated January 25 explicitly says users can’t share their Hulu logins with non-household members.

In an email to subscribers on Wednesday, the Disney-owned company also informed subscribers about a tweak in the terms of service, honing in on the sharing of passwords, as caught by a Reddit user (via The Verge).

(Image credit: Majestyk_Melons / Reddit)

“We’re adding limitations on sharing your account outside of your household, and explaining how we may assess your compliance with these limitations,” Hulu stated in the email.


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