RokuJojo wrote:So, here is the deal. As per Netflix limitation of course and you might want to verify with Netflix to be extra sure as they can change this at any time.
The answer is, depending on the plan you have with Netflix. Let's say, you have a 2 out unlimited plan - you are entitled to 2 stream limits which means you will only be allowed to stream 2 at a time (PC and NP or combination of each one). You are however entitled to have 4 NP box to be registered under you account and not more. If you have 3 out unlimited plan, you can do 3 simultaneous streams (could be 3 NP). If you have 4 out unlimited and above, you are entitled to 4 simultaneous streams. Here is the simple formula:
NF Plan / Simultaneous Streams Allowed
2U / 2 streams
3U / 3 streams
4U / 4 streams
5U / 4 streams
6U / 4 streams
7U / 4 streams
8U / 4 streams
Therefore, you can have up to 4 NF player by Roku but as long as you do not play them all at the same time based on your NF plan above.
RokuJojo wrote:... You are however entitled to have 4 NP box to be registered under you account and not more. ... Therefore, you can have up to 4 NF player by Roku ...
zonkerboy wrote:Is it possible to have 2 different netflix 'play now' lists.. 1 for the adults and 1 for the kids?
plooger wrote:I have to bolt for dinner right now, but the followup question I have is... is the limit of 4 devices strictly "Roku" devices or a maximum of 4 "Instant Watch" devices.
charliehoward wrote:I just spoke with someone at Netflix about running two simultaneous streams on one account. He said he was not an expert, but would ask someone who was. The expert said a single account can have only one stream running a time, regardless of how many discs at a time we're paying for. He said that, to have two simultaneous streams would require two separate accounts.
This seems to contradict what some other people here have said. So, my question to the Forum is whether anyone has actually run more than one Instant stream simultaneously from one Netflix account?
DoomsDay wrote:I just tested this out. I have 2 out at a time dvd's. I started the roku box playing a movie and then came to my pc and started another movie. It does in fact play both at the same time. When I was at only 1 dvd at a time, it would not allow me to stream to both at the same time giving me a license error on the pc telling me I could only have 1 stream active. So it does in fact allow you to stream more than one dependent on how many dvd's you have set up to have out at a time. I cant give you a max play stream but I believe the roku guy already stated 4 is the max.