This Chrome extension shares your Netflix and Spotify accounts with friends without revealing passwords

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This Chrome extension allows you to share your Netflix and Spotify accounts with friends without revealing passwords

Most streaming platforms (Netflix, Spotify, HBO, etc..) do not have explicit language on the matter. When these services started over a decade ago, the internet and their business were entirely different. Clear perspectives from the platforms on gray areas like password sharing have yet to be defined and shared.

The keyring is launching its Chrome extension that helps you share subscriptions, such as Netflix, Spotify, Hulu, the New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, with friends. You can share six subscriptions with three people for free or pay $5 a month to share an unlimited number of subscriptions with five folks.

How does it work?

STEP 1: JOIN Keyring with your Google account – we ask for contact so that we can auto-fill invitation emails in the next step. Because who memorizes anyone’s email. No spam or funny business, and we don’t do marketing to your contacts.

STEP 2: INVITE household members or family members to access your account, if they accept, they can get access and will not see your password.

Features of Keyring:

– SHARE subscriptions without revealing the password. After an invitation to service is accepted, Keyring opens a new tab for the service and gets you in. Easy.
– PREVIEW your favorite shows and movies on sites that feature their titles. See a pink underline under a title when you’re browsing sites? That means we can show you a preview of that content, just “Watch Now” to watch it. Piece of cake.

Users should have one obvious motivation to look at this service: avoiding or reducing the pain of price hikes for streaming video services. But cash-conscious viewers don’t need an app to share a password, just their copy and paste shortcuts. The bonus with Keyring—like the password-sharing extension that the legal-help bot DoNotPay added in March—consists of eliminating the worry that a friend will go rogue with your credentials.

Video services supported: Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, HBOMAX, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, Showtime, CBS All Access, ESPN Plus, FuboTV, Spectrum, Playstation Vue, SlingTV, Verizon Fios, Xfinity, AT&T Now, Crunchyroll, Funimation, NHL TV, NBA LeaguePass, and Shudder.

MUSIC SERVICES SUPPORTED: Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, SiriusXM, TuneIn, SoundCloud, Tidal, Pandora.

NEWS SERVICES SUPPORTED: The Economist, The New York Times (NYTimes), The Wall Street Journal (WSJ)

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