Number of concurrent users on Netflix

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  1. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

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    Do any of you know the number of concurrent users on that i can have on my Netflix account. My daughter in college wants to use my account from time to time. If the limit is low (like 3 or less), do you know if you can add more (for a fee of course.

    I know i can just call Netflix and ask, but just wondering if anyone on here has delt with the same issue.
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    i think they have a family plan to have more then one device using the account at the same time

    if you using it at different times i dont believe there is a limit
     
  3. jdag macrumors 6502a

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    Please let us know what you find. We are using Netflix more and more and have several devices in the house that can access the service. I have yet to come across a conflict with more than 1 (or even 2 or 3) at a time being on Netflix, but I am sure that day will come soon.

    PS - Yes, I know I can easily test it! ;-)
     
  4. jtrenthacker macrumors regular

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    My house just got Netflix a few months ago when Viacom and Directv were jacking around. We can not use it on more than 2 devices at a time. I've tried this on combinations of iPads, ATV, Xbox, & PS3. No matter what we used, no more than 2 streams at once. I heard that Netflix is working on a family plan solution, though they haven't mentioned how many streams or what the fee would be.
     
  5. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I was interested so I checked my account settings:

    I did not see a family plan option. Only a limited plan for $4.99 per month.

    I pay 7.99 for below. I clicked on Change Plan to see this.

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    You are currently on this plan (see plan details)

    Unlimited Streaming - 2 Devices-At-Once
    Watch instantly as often as you want on your PC, Mac or TV
     
  6. From A Buick 8 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have had 2 streams running at the same time (2 different shows in two different rooms at the same time), this worked. Just not sure if netflix has a set number that they will allow.

    I will have to check out the family plan.
     
  7. pavelbure macrumors 6502a

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    I'm almost positive its 2 at a time at the most.
     
  8. swosanity macrumors newbie

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    "Give family members their own Queue!
    Your Account
    How it Works:

    Click the "Create a Profile" button below.
    Set up a profile for a family member and set parental controls.
    Assign how many DVDs the Profile may have out at a time.
    Sign in to the new Profile and start adding movies!
    NOTE - Profile accounts are not able to access Watch Instantly."
     
  9. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    It's an interesting question.

    I've never had a problem with multiple Netflix streams. Given that you can probably even get a toaster now with Netflix, we've had multiple streams going at once pretty frequently at home. I have three kids and I know they've all been watching Netflix at the same time.

    It used to be you could only have 6 Netflix ready devices registered to an account. I'm glad that's gone.

    Excluding computers, we have at least 11 Netflix devices attached to our account (iPod touch, iPad, iPhone, 2 Nexus S Cell phones, xbox, wii, Vizio TV, Samsung Blu Ray Player, and the Apple TV).
     
  10. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    a quick search on netflix's help site for simultaneous turns up 2 links
    http://support.netflix.com/en/node/29#gsc.tab=0
    http://support.netflix.com/en/node/373#gsc.tab=0

    from the second link.
    it used to be the number of DVDs in your plan plus one. but since it's split i guess it's down to 2.

    i've got iphone, ipad, atv2, atv3, roku, and a blu-ray player all connected, but haven't tried to watch more than one at a time.
     
  11. monkeylui macrumors 6502

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    It should be based on the number of DVDs you have out at a time. I have 3 at a time and stream on 3 tvs at a time.
     
  12. From A Buick 8 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    We have the just streaming plan.
     

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