Number of concurrent users on Netflix

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  1. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    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


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    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

    Jun 15, 2012
    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

    Apr 12, 2012
    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


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    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.


    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

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    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

    Feb 22, 2007
    I'm almost positive its 2 at a time at the most.
  8. swosanity macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2011
    "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

    Oct 25, 2008
    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

    May 27, 2008
    a quick search on netflix's help site for simultaneous turns up 2 links

    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

    Oct 11, 2011
    A Galaxy far, far away
    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

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    We have the just streaming plan.

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