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Netflix Cracks Down on Sharing

Radford C. Sep 7, 2011 0

It’s one stream per customer – unless, of course, you pay more. It’s now a public outcry. But for those not in the know, Netflix has always unofficially had streaming limitations.

Some membership plans allow you to watch simultaneously on more than one personal computer or Netflix ready device at the same time. If you are on the 1 disc out at-a-time plan [or stream-only plan], you may watch only one device at a time. If you are on the 2 discs out at-a-time plan, you may watch on up to two devices at the same time. Members on the 3 disc plan can watch on up to three devices. The maximum is four devices simultaneously, and that is available for members on the 4 or greater discs out at-a-time plans.

However, there have been cases were certain Netflix members were able to stream to more than one device. For instance, me. I run it on 5 different devices. All work fine. At one point, I even ran them all at the same time with no problem. But if they were to restrict it now I’ll be left with 3 choices:

  1. Pay considerably more for a combo disc-rental/streaming plan which unlocks a corresponding number of concurrent streams.  If you want two concurrent video streams, you will need to pay $19.98 a month, which also allows you two mailed DVD’s out at a time.  Three streams (and DVD’s) runs $23.98, four: $29.98;
  2. Sign up for a second Unlimited Streaming account at an additional $7.99 a month;
  3. Forget about Netflix.
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