KennyJ wrote: kc8pql wrote:
dahauss wrote:is this still true?? I ask because MY ROKU is playing a TV show form NETFLIX... I logged into my NETFLIX account on my computer and was able to play a second movie.. I only have the $9 one DVD at a time plan..
Many people here have reported that they can stream to two devices at once on the one at a time plan even though Netflix says you can't.
Yeah. It may violate their TOS, so be careful.
As someone that is on the one DVD at at time plan, I can confirm that I can stream to two devices at once. I have tried it on a couple of occasions just to confirm the capability. Additionally, I have confirmed that attempting to stream three movies results in an error message. Streaming more than one movie at a time doesn't really interest me as it is only the wife and me; and when we watch movies, we are watching them together.
While they could certainly penalize users that stream multiple movies or otherwise violate the TOS, I imagine that if they wanted to enforce the one movie at a time rule, they could; just as they are able to restrict the playback of three movies at a time. It would be easier than seeking out those that violate the TOS. My guess is that is not something on their radar right now. Based on their own statements - particularly the recent suggestion that they may offer a streaming only subscription service - and the speed at which streaming video is becoming more commonplace, my guess is that the issue on their radar right now is how best to price and implement a streaming only subscription service. I would be willing to bet that if they do offer a streaming only option - which I believe they will - and they offer different levels of service (1,2 or 3 movies concurrently), they will price them differently and enforce accordingly.