published : 2023-09-30

Disney+ Password-Sharing Crackdown Imminent in Canada

Canadian Disney+ subscribers prohibited from sharing passwords with other households starting in November

A Canadian family enjoying a movie night together, streaming Disney+ on their television.

The Walt Disney Company's streaming service is set to begin a crackdown on password-sharing in Canada beginning in weeks, according to a new report.

Canadian outlet Mobile Syrup reported this week Disney+ emailed customers in the country on Tuesday evening with updates to their subscriber agreement, saying that beginning Nov. 1, the service will start "implementing restrictions on account sharing."

Disney CEO Bob Iger speaking at a press conference about the company's streaming services.

According to the agreement, subscribers are prohibited from sharing their subscription outside of their household.

Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed last month the Disney+ password-sharing crackdown was coming, and said it would likely begin in 2024.

A screenshot of the updated subscriber agreement email sent by Disney+ to Canadian customers.

The streaming service's previous terms also prohibited account sharing, but the rule was never enforced.