One NetFlix Account, How Many Screens Can Be Used @ The Same Time?

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  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    I have my personal Netflix account, of which I'm the one that gets the DVDs. I'm in Los Angeles, and aside, my sister uses my account to watch netflix on her MBP in New York. My dad also uses my netflix account to watch videos on his laptop too.

    Currently...Netflix is set up on:

    1. My personal MBP
    2. My sis' MBP
    3. My iPad
    4. My iPod Touch
    5. My dad's iPod Touch
    6. My dad's laptop
    7. My dad's Apple TV
    8. Soon to be my own Apple TV

    I'm wondering what's the limit.

    @ least, what's the limit amount of screens that can each be watching a different movie at the same time logged into the same netflix account?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    I believe its six. But the devices unregister themselves after a while of no use.
     
  3. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    All reports I've read say 6 simultaneously. I hae netflix but don't have a way to test more than 3 at a time.
     
  4. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Go to "Your Account and Help" and then "Netflix ready Devices and Computers"
     
  5. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thank you so much guys.

    So just to clarify what Ive garnered from this thread is that 6 different devices can each be streaming a different movie, all lOgged into the same Netflix account?

    I have a feeling Netflix would be changing this within a year considering I kinda feel like I'm taking advantage. Iono, just.
     
  6. PurdueGuy macrumors regular

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    Netflix help states this:

    So the answer is, you can watch it on however many screens you have DVDs out at a time.
    2 DVDs = 2 screens
    3 DVDs = 3 screens
    4 (or more) DVDs = 4 screens
     
  7. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    There is a flaw here. Just last week (The day after I got my Netflix account) I had shows playing on the Mac Mini, the Macbook Pro, and on my iPod. All simultaneously, or does it not count since I'm still under the 30 day trial?

    EDIT: I have the 1 DVD at a time plan.
     
  8. PurdueGuy macrumors regular

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    I haven't tested it, but I'll try it out at home. I'm on the 2-DVD plan, but I can try it on computer, two AppleTVs, and an iPhone. See where it breaks.
     
  9. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    ^^

    For the iPhone/iPod, evidently Netflix does treat this differently--if you check you will see it is not listed as a remote device on your account.
     
  10. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm on the one DVD at a time plan, most likely switching to streaming only in a month.

    Aside, I've been able stream up to three devices at one time. iPad, iPod, and MacBook.
     
  11. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    I have the 1 DVD at a time plan and all it allows me is two concurrently streaming devices at any time. I had both of my ATV’s going the other night and tried to stream on the iMac and it gave me an error. The error said that I had reached my streaming limit.
     

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