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Netflix is testing a new way to charge you for account sharing

The streaming service is testing out an additional home fee, where each home would cost roughly an additional $3 a month.

Netflix is testing a new method to prevent sharing accounts by charging a fee.

The streaming service is testing out an additional home fee in five Latin American countries, where each home would cost roughly an additional $3.

A standard Netflix account will get the ability to stream to two additional homes. A premium Netflix account gets three.

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The test is expected to start at the end of August.

Netflix says you can still watch the service on your laptop and mobile devices while traveling, and on a TV outside of your home for up to two weeks, as long as your account hasn't been used at that location.

Netflix is also expected to announce its second-quarter results Tuesday.

Wall Street expects the pioneering streaming service will report that its earnings declined slightly from a year earlier, even as revenue increased.

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That would echo the company’s results in the first three months of the year, when Netflix suffered its first subscriber loss in more than a decade.

In April, Netflix projected a loss of another 2 million subscribers during the April-June period.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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