By Yuki Noguchi
Spotify wars? Netflix retribution? NPR shows how breakups can affect your jointly shared accounts.
A couple of years ago, Aleta Dignard-Fung got dumped by her boyfriend.
“It was a pretty bad breakup,” says the 20-year-old graphic design student, who lives in Las Vegas.
Only later did she remember that he still had the password to her streaming music account.
“Part of getting over someone is being able to listen to your jams in the shower and maybe cry or something like that,” says Dignard-Fung, who at the time was into Justin Bieber. “I’d just blast my music in the shower, and then it’d change and it’d start playing Bulgarian folk music because he’s Bulgarian.”
She jumped in and out of the shower, changing the music back as they continued battling for control, pushing each other off the shared account. “It was just kind of like the Spotify wars, and we’d just spend like 10 minutes trying to override each other’s songs,” Dignard-Fung says.
Breaking up is hard to do — made harder for some who share streaming music and video profiles.