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Not to give out my Sky or Netflix log in?

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Frostycake Fri 04-Mar-16 12:44:51

It seems to be happening more these days that people ask me if I have Sky or Netflix and when I say yes, they ask if they can 'use' my log in details to watch. This is friends and family by the way.

I can't decide if I'm being mean or not.

To clarify, these people don't live in the same house as me.

Bumshkawahwah Fri 04-Mar-16 12:47:43

Wow - how cheeky. You are definitely NBU.

MrsArthurShappey Fri 04-Mar-16 12:48:30

I might, but I'd want them to contribute to the cost of it, frankly.

ItGoesWithoutSaying Fri 04-Mar-16 12:50:05

Don't know about Sky, but there's a "two devices at once" restriction on Netflix. As DCs also use it, if I were to do this I'd sometimes find I couldn't get in as others were watching when I wanted to.

So, No, YANBU.

YakTriangle Fri 04-Mar-16 12:50:11

Not mean at all - you're paying to watch those things and they aren't. Tell them to pay for it themselves! You get the first month free on Netflix and I think Sky do vouchers if you recommend it to a friend. At least then you'd get something out of it

WhirlwindHugs Fri 04-Mar-16 12:50:20

Netflix particularly is really not expensive - they are being really tight and could cause you problems (only so many devices can view at the same time)

I would say no too!

SnozzberryWibble Fri 04-Mar-16 12:54:00

YANBU as it might even prevent you from being able to use your own subscription... I swear ours only allows one device at a time?

I know someone who has a reciprocal arrangement with a neighbour though. One has a Sky subscription the other has Netflix, they share logins.

molyholy Fri 04-Mar-16 12:54:03

It doesn't bother me about Netflix. I didn't even know you could 'share' SKY, but a few of my family members and friends have our Netflix password. Never had any problems trying to watch anything. They tend to use it if I have told them they should watch a certain series. I've never been asked for it though, I have usually offered it up.

infife Fri 04-Mar-16 12:56:49

Amazing how many people think it's okay. I bet a thread about someone stealing bog rolls from the supermarket toilets would get a different reaction.

MiaowTheCat Fri 04-Mar-16 12:59:55

I don't share our Sky logins as they're really tightly locked into specific devices but my brother has our Netflix password and his own profile on it. He knows that if we wanted to use it on a couple of devices at once we'd ring him and tell him to get his arse logged off and he'd do that (or I'd change the password!)

I don't share my Amazon one (yes, we have both) with him purely as it's connected to my whole Amazon account which I have set up for minimal effort internet shopping when the urge takes me.

We also use my parents' BT Sport login details when there's a match on there that we want to watch.

Backstabbath Fri 04-Mar-16 13:32:33

Infife. How can this be compared to stealing bread.
I Have SKY, they allow you to use SKYGO on up to 5 different devices. (Only 2 at once) so it's nothing like stealing, it's a service they provide.

I'm happy to give mine to anyone, I'm not bothered in the slightest, it's there so may as well use it. If there is ever an issue change the password .

LurkingHusband Fri 04-Mar-16 13:35:13

For a start, it's almost certainly against the T&Cs of the service.

Katenka Fri 04-Mar-16 13:35:56

Yanbu. I wouldn't give it out to anyone

UmbongoUnchained Fri 04-Mar-16 13:36:00

I share my Netflix with my mum. I've just got nowtv though which is fantastic. Does anyone know if that can be logged in on 2 devices? Coz if so I'm cancelling Netflix and using that with the sky movies pass.

Backstabbath Fri 04-Mar-16 13:37:43

The T&C state SKY GO can be used on 5 devices.... It's in the T&C that it is allowed.

glueandstick Fri 04-Mar-16 13:40:27

Depends how much you like them. My parents use our Netflix account because after an hour of trying to sign them up and the sheer hassle of it (they don't like technology much) I decided it was just easier to add them to the account for the occasional programme they'll watch. Never had an issue with the 2 devices rule but would be much different if they used it all day every day.

LurkingHusband Fri 04-Mar-16 13:40:50

The T&C state SKY GO can be used on 5 devices.... It's in the T&C that it is allowed.

Does it define "household" ? As in "5 devices per household" ? I am struggling to believe that Sky are quite happy to let 5 houses in a street watch Sky TV from a single subscription.

Or perhaps I'm too jaded ?

Backstabbath Fri 04-Mar-16 13:46:25

It's only 2 devices at any one time.

Basically it was introduced so people could watch sky on their I-phones or I-pads if they were out the house.
A friend who uses mine logs in via his X-box so it goes on his main TV.

It's perfectly legal and above board.

Backstabbath Fri 04-Mar-16 13:47:24

With Sky it's 2 devices plus your main box, so basically 3.

Frostycake Fri 04-Mar-16 14:09:27

Thanks everyone. Seems that I'm not the only one who thinks it's cheeky. I can understand the SKY one but as another poster said, Netflix is free for a month and only £6 after that, so not a huge amount.

I remember once, an ex asked to use my Sky log in AFTER WE'D SPLIT UP!

icebearforpresident Fri 04-Mar-16 15:06:15

I wouldnt give out my sky log in,it's linked to your entire subscription. I'm a hypocrite though as i have my mums so DH can watch football (she has sports,we dont). She has my netflix password though I wouldnt give it to anyone else.

ratspeaker Fri 04-Mar-16 15:17:59

To me it would depend on how close the family were in terms of friends and trust.
I have upped my Netflix account to have more profiles (and devices running at the same time) so share with DCs.
My DD has shared her Amazon with me so we reckon that works out and no one is out of pocket.

Now TV lets you register up to 4 devices and you can watch on 2 at same time

plumstone Fri 04-Mar-16 15:30:26

We do it - DF and happily pimps out his SKY log in to both his two "children" despite the fact we are both late 30s and completely independent financially - when questioned he said he was quite happy about it - we suspect that it makes him happy to still feel "needed" grin

expatinscotland Fri 04-Mar-16 15:34:36

YANBU. That's cheeky.

TaliZorahVasNormandy Fri 04-Mar-16 15:34:49

I let my friend have my NOW TV one because she wanted to watch something. I know she wouldnt take the piss.

I'm about using others as a friend accused me of pissing around with her Netflix (I didnt, I didnt even know the password) so I dont use any one elses.

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