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dlbgood
Channel Surfer

Multiple tv's can not watch same channel

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I have 3 Roku devices, I often like to have two sets going on the same channel as move about the house.  One set will shut down saying I already have that station on another tv.  Why can't I watch the same channel on separate devices, very annoying.

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AvsGunnar
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Re: Multiple tv's can not watch same channel

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@dlbgood 

Many/most of the channels/apps have no limitation on the number of streams/TVs that you can watch something on.

However, some of the subscription services do seem to impose a limitation of 2 or 3 streams per account.

This is not a Roku limitation, but the channel/app service you are subscribed to.

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What channel are you watching that limits you to one stream?

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Insignia RokuTV, Ultra 4660, Premiere+ 3921, Express 4k+ 3941, Streambar 9102

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RokuMary-F
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Re: Multiple tv's can not watch same channel

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Hi @dlbgood,

Thanks for reaching out to the Roku Community!

We understand your concern that you want to stream the same channel on different Roku devices. 

Just to verify, which streaming channels are you experiencing this issue on?

Please be advised that channel providers may limit the number of devices that can be activated. We recommend checking with the channel provider for specific limits.

We hope we have addressed your question appropriately, but please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or additional feedback.


Best regards,
Mary

Mary F.
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AvsGunnar
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Multiple tv's can not watch same channel

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@dlbgood 

Many/most of the channels/apps have no limitation on the number of streams/TVs that you can watch something on.

However, some of the subscription services do seem to impose a limitation of 2 or 3 streams per account.

This is not a Roku limitation, but the channel/app service you are subscribed to.

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What channel are you watching that limits you to one stream?

Roku Community Streaming Expert
Just another Roku user... I am not a Roku employee.
Insignia RokuTV, Ultra 4660, Premiere+ 3921, Express 4k+ 3941, Streambar 9102

dlbgood
Channel Surfer

Re: Multiple tv's can not watch same channel

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Thank you for responding.  I will be aware of that.

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RokuMary-F
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Re: Multiple tv's can not watch same channel

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Hi @dlbgood,

Thanks for reaching out to the Roku Community!

We understand your concern that you want to stream the same channel on different Roku devices. 

Just to verify, which streaming channels are you experiencing this issue on?

Please be advised that channel providers may limit the number of devices that can be activated. We recommend checking with the channel provider for specific limits.

We hope we have addressed your question appropriately, but please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or additional feedback.


Best regards,
Mary

Mary F.
Roku Community Moderator
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dlbgood
Channel Surfer

Re: Multiple tv's can not watch same channel

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Sling TV

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AvsGunnar
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Multiple tv's can not watch same channel

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@dlbgood 

SlingTV Orange is limited to one stream, while Sling Blue allows up to three streams.

https://www.sling.com/help/en/troubleshooting/device-questions/multiple-screens

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Try using Sling Free (Freestream) and see if the content you want is there.  (You will probably have to log out of Sling).  Can't say for sure, but I only use the Sling Free and I don't remember running into the single stream issue. (Of course, the free will be more limited than your Orange plan.)

 

 

 

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Just another Roku user... I am not a Roku employee.
Insignia RokuTV, Ultra 4660, Premiere+ 3921, Express 4k+ 3941, Streambar 9102

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dlbgood
Channel Surfer

Re: Multiple tv's can not watch same channel

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Thank you, did not know that.  I appreciate your response.