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What's your Netflix pw?

The Makers behind DoNotPay, a “robot lawyer” that helps you dispute parking tickets and the like, launched a new product last week. It’s a  subscription sharing Chrome extension, where people can share their online subscriptions to services like Spotify, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney + and Hulu without giving away their password. 💬

How it works: Once you install the Chrome extension, you can generate a share link from whatever subscription service you’re logged in to. You can then copy the link to share or enter the email address of the person you want to share your account with, and that’s it. There isn’t a limit on how many people you can share the link with, but you may get booted off your account if you and too many of your friends are streaming simultaneously. It’s important to note that both the sender and the recipient need to have the Chrome extension installed to benefit from this arrangement, and that the actual account owner can revoke sharing whenever they want. And while the Chrome extension is free, DoNotPay plans to use it to publicize it’s robot lawyer services.

How it actually works: DoNotPay shares logged-in sessions by encrypting cookies for the website that is shared.

The idea is to help people save money by sharing and, ahem, trading subscriptions with each other. For example, if you have an Amazon Prime account but no Netflix account, you can swap access with your friend who has Netflix but not Amazon. 👀

Speaking of streaming, MSCHF (the “Banksy of the Internet” that talked to us a while back) just launched, where they’re “pirating” content from Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBONow, Prime Video and Showtime (because they have subscriptions). They’re essentially broadcasting a continuous stream of one random show from each “channel,” which plays live on their website. At the time of writing, The Office was streaming. Kind of brilliant. 📺


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