Ohio Ranks Near the top in Netflix Password Sharing, Changes on the way

Photo: Photo: Twitter.com/Netflix; Illustration: Jake Underwood

CLEVELAND - For several reasons, Netflix password sharing is common, but it’s no longer a good idea. Due to falling profits and declining subscribers in 2022, the popular streaming service is about to crack down on sharing passwords outside of your household, according to reports, which could affect many Ohioans. Ohioans rank in the top two when it comes to sharing Netflix passwords.

Starting this year, Netflix is expected to ask those who share passwords to pay a little extra—the streaming platform has already tested this as a $3 add-on in some countries.

The map above is based on geotagged Twitter data in the last month (30 days) tracking tweets, hashtags, and direct keyword phrases about sharing Netflix passwords. For example, tweets about Netflix also contain phrases like "password sharing," "share my password," "share passwords," "share accounts," "share my account," etc. Over 150,000 tweets were tracked.

As you can see from the map, the most activity seems to occur around the Midwest, with the top state being Michigan.

Netflix does not disclose this type of data, so social media data can still indicate where this account sharing occurs.

Here are the top 10 states that may be affected most by the Netflix decision.

  1. Michigan
  2. Ohio
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Nevada
  5. Washington
  6. Indiana
  7. Texas
  8. Kentucky
  9. New York
  10. Florida

The map was put together by home entertainment company valenciatheaterseating.com (any link attribution would go to them), using trends software with direct access to geotagged Twitter data.

They do movie, streaming, and entertainment-based trend maps every month.

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