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Netflix streaming on Ps3 wont let me stream two devices at same time anymore?

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4 years ago#1
Me and my brother are broke college students. We only got Netflix so we could share its content and costs.

We used to be able to stream movies at the same time (ie him on his ps3 in his room, mine in mine in my room). Ive tried on other devices as well, 360, pc etc but still limits to 1 stream at a time now.

Is there any way around this?

I have been doing research on it, and their rules say concurrent streams are linked to your dvd plan. ie if you have streaming and 1 dvd plan, you can watch one stream at a time, streaming and 2 dvd = 2, etc.

But they recently completely segregated these plans. So it makes absolutely 0 sense for your streaming abilities to be linked to your dvd plan now that they are separate. It would cost well over double to add a two dvd plan.

Also googled, and apparently many news outlets broke a story in early september about this, but a Netflix representative squashed the story by saying "No customer is limited to any less than 2 concurrent streams at a time." They claimed it was a glitch.. so I let it go then.

But its been happening for months. Is there any way around this? What should I do?

If their idea is for us to get two separate plans, forget it its not worth it. The content selection is very poor anyway.
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4 years ago#2
You completely exposed your butthurt with the last sentence.
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4 years ago#3
Didn't run into problems yet. I hope they don't screw with it.

Have you tried disabling all your devices and starting over?
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4 years ago#4
I can't get 3 devices running netflix at once but I run it on 2 PS3's daily. At this exact moment I have 2 running. Wife is watching Lord of the Rings in the bedroom on my phat and I'm watching old SNL's on my slim in the living room.
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4 years ago#5

From: The Icon | #004
I can't get 3 devices running netflix at once but I run it on 2 PS3's daily. At this exact moment I have 2 running. Wife is watching Lord of the Rings in the bedroom on my phat and I'm watching old SNL's on my slim in the living room.


What plan do you have? I can do 3 devices at a time, I have the two DVD plan.
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As Above So Below
4 years ago#6
My plan is just for streaming. No DVD's.
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4 years ago#7

From: jammies | Posted: 11/24/2011 5:43:59 AM | #002
You completely exposed your butthurt with the last sentence.


Well yeah Im butthurt. We are paying for something we cant really use effectively.

We are both out all the time. The only time we really have time to watch movies, happens to be at exactly the same time of night, and we have radically different tastes. So only one of us can watch something.

Not worth it if I cant use it when I want to, and like I said the selection isnt worth getting two plans.

From: The Icon | Posted: 11/24/2011 6:56:41 AM | #004
I can't get 3 devices running netflix at once but I run it on 2 PS3's daily. At this exact moment I have 2 running. Wife is watching Lord of the Rings in the bedroom on my phat and I'm watching old SNL's on my slim in the living room.


Could you do me a favor and try two movies at the same time?

I hear for some reason tv shows and the like are able to be watched at the same time as movies for some... but not two movies.
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4 years ago#8
i've had no problems running it on two devices, tc
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4 years ago#9
Here's what I read the first time it happened to me the other day. Makes sense:

http://mashable.com/2011/09/06/netflix-movie-stream-limits/

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4 years ago#10
They changed thier plans so that you can no longer stream to multiple devices at once unless you pay extra. You can still put the app on multiple devices, but only stream one movie at a time.

Found out the hard way a few weeks ago when my friend was streaming a movie and I tried to as well.
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