Sharing Your HBO, Netflix, Spotify, and Other Media Subscriptions Is Now Easy With This Chrome Extension

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made most of us stay indoors. Most of us have now had to find new ways to entertain ourselves either baking, dancing, fitness, getting a pet. Others have resorted to streaming tv shows, movies and music.

Most users who stream share their passwords with friends. This is not a good idea as your friends can share that password to other people and can compromise your online security if you are one of those people who reuse their passwords for other sites.

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Anyway, there’s a new chrome extension that will let you share your passwords to media subscription sites with friends in a safe way.

Keyring allows you to not only share your Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Spotify subscriptions with friends but also your subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times too. So now your friends get entertained and informed at the same time.

Here’s how it works:

The free tier lets you share up to six subscriptions with three people. To get unlimited subscriptions, you pay $5 to share with five people(households only)

The number of people is limited with the aim of not having to track down who has your password.

You simply install the extension, sign in and then invite your friends. The invites last for 24 hours and only those who accept will split the combined monthly total with you.

When an invitation accepted, Keyring opens a new tab for the service and gets you in.

The subscriptions are shared without actually revealing your password.

Another feature is that you get to see previews of your favourite shows and movies on sites that feature their titles. This comes in handy if you’re the indecisive type and take hours perusing through titles.

News sites supported include The Economist, The New York Times (NYTimes), The Wall Street Journal (WSJ)

Video streaming sites supported include 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 streaming sites supported include Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, SirusXM, TuneIN, SoundCloud, Tidal, Pandora.

Keyring is now looking to create groups that will let you  you bundle, split, and manage subscriptions.

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