1 Netflix account, 2 iPads: is this allowed?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by VoodooDaddy, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2003
    So my wife and I both got iPads over the weekend. I have been and on again, off again Netflix subscriber over the years and decided to re-join to use the watch instantly feature. When I started the first video I saw it say "authorizing." My wife is presently living elsewhere, will she be able to use the streaming feature on her iPad also or do they restrict it somehow to 1 device per account?
  2. robanga macrumors 68000


    Aug 25, 2007
    Good question. I bet they will only allow one stream at any given time.
  3. Imsuperjp macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2010
    My brother uses my netflix account on his iPad and I use it on mine. Not sure if we can both stream at the same time though.
  4. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    On the cheapest account you can stream to two devices at the same time. I'm not sure if you can have more on one of the more expensive accounts but you can defiantly have at least two at once.
  5. VoodooDaddy thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2003
    Ty for the answers. Im not even worried about streaming at same time as I doubt that will happen very often. I was just wondering about streaming to 2 separate iPads off the same account. Sounds like that wont be a problem. The wife should be happy to hear that. Happy wife, happy life. :D
  6. JodyK macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2010
    Northern Atlanta suburbs

    I know that all to well & unhappy wife = unhappy life!
  7. powaking macrumors 6502


    Jul 3, 2008
    From what I've heard the number of concurrent devices you can stream Netflix to is dependent on the number of disc out at a time plan you have. So if you have the 1 disc out at a time you can only stream to one device at a time, 2 discs and 2 devices etc. I did not read this specifically on Netflix's site, just read it on another site.

    Edit: Found it here - http://www.netflix.com/FAQ?p_faqid=2902
  8. iFerd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    I can confirm that you can stream to two different iPads on the same account. My wife and I do that. We haven't tried streaming at the same time, however.
  9. Mach1.8 macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2010
    Last night I was watching a show on my iPad while my wife was watching Weeds on the xbox. No problem. I can't imagine this will present a problem, unless your wifi lacks the BW. But since you both already have your ipad's, why not just try it and find out for sure?
  10. 88Keys macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2007
    I can confirm this, and I also can confirm that you can stream multiple devices at the same time. I streamed 3 different movies on 3 different netflix devices (iPad, MacBook Pro, and Xbox 360) all at the same time with no problems in quality or limitations.
  11. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    I have 1 dvd at a time and I just tested streaming at the same time on my computer and ipad and it works fine. You can watch the same thing or something different but if you have 1 dvd at a time you can use two devices at the same time. I think the max for total devices is five but I'm not sure.

    EDIT: Netflix says you can have 6 devices set up at the same time. I'm not sure if that's correct since they're wrong about how many devices can stream at the same time.
  12. thetruth1983 macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2010
    I have the 2 dvd plan and I am able to stream to up to 6 devices at the same time.
  13. flyguy206 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2008
    You can stream up to 6 devices. iPad ps3 xbox360 laptop. And yes at the same time
  14. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    I've only been able to stream to 2 devices at once in the past. Unless they changed it to 6, it's probably still 2.
  15. Diversion macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2007
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Hmm i'm on the $9.99 1-disc plan and i'm able to use 2 devices at once.. for example, my Xbox360 streaming Netflix and my iPad streaming Netflix. Despite their FAQ saying you need a 2-disc plan to have 2 streams going at once.
  16. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    That is up to each individual person, but we need to know what is technically possible/ :)
  17. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    Defiantly means in a defiant matter. You're looking for definitely.
  18. Karnivore macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2010
    Last I checked you were allowed to authorize up to five devices per account.
  19. doug in albq Suspended

    doug in albq

    Oct 12, 2007
    the spelling police are all over MR today....

    BTW, the devices do not even need to be in/on the same location/modem.
  20. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

    Southern Dad

    May 23, 2010
    Shady Dale, Georgia
    I stream movies to the Wii at the same time as my iPad with no issues.

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