How to Share Netflix Account with Your Friends in Malaysia

Netflix is a cool service where you can watch lots of movies, TV shows, and documentaries. You can watch Netflix on your smart TV, computer, phone, tablet, or game console.

But what if you want to let your friends who don’t live with you use your Netflix account? Is that okay and legal?

The answer is yes, but there are some conditions and fees involved.

According to Netflix’s help center, sharing your account with someone who doesn’t live with you isn’t allowed. But if you still want to do it, you’ll have to pay an extra RM13 for each person. Netflix started charging this extra fee in May 2023 to stop people from sharing passwords. This rule was already in place in some Latin American countries before that.

How to add an extra user to your Netflix account

To add an extra user to your Netflix account, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Log in to your Netflix account using a web browser and go to the Account page.
  2. Look for “Plan Details” and click on “Manage Extra Users.”
  3. Click on “Add User” and enter the email address of the person you want to invite.
  4. The person will get an email from Netflix with a link to accept the invitation and make their own profile.
  5. Once they accept, they can start watching Netflix on any device using their own email and password.

What are the limitations of adding an extra user?

Before adding extra users to your Netflix account, there are some things you should know:

  1. If you have a Premium plan, you can add up to two extra users, while with a Standard plan, you can add one. Unfortunately, if you have a Basic plan, you can’t add any.
  2. Extra users can watch Netflix at the same quality as you, but only one device can be used at a time.
  3. They won’t be able to make a Kid’s profile or change the maturity rating of their profile.
  4. Extra users can only watch Netflix in your country; they can’t use VPNs or proxies to access content from other regions.
  5. You’ll have to pay an additional RM13 per user every month, on top of your regular subscription fee. You can’t split the cost with them or use third-party providers like Astro.

Why should you share your Netflix account with your friends?

Sharing your Netflix account with friends can bring some benefits:

  1. Diverse Content: You get access to a wider range of shows and movies, as your friends might have different tastes and preferences.
  2. Discussion: You can chat and discuss the shows and movies you watch with your friends, enhancing your viewing experience.
  3. Support for Netflix: By sharing your account, you support Netflix’s original productions, helping them create more quality content for everyone to enjoy.


Sharing your Netflix account with friends in Malaysia is both possible and legal, but there are conditions and fees involved. Ensure you trust the person you invite and adhere to Netflix’s guidelines. Enjoy streaming!

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Amir Zulkarnain
Amir Zulkarnain

Amir Zulkarnain, a tech enthusiast, provides insightful articles on the latest technological trends. Passionate about innovation, Amir offers a fresh perspective on the ever-evolving tech landscape.

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