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Captain86
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Can multiple roku media players play the same video file at the same time

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So given that I have a media server / windows media library and it's accessible to watch videos on my roku media player with the roku media player app. 

CAN multiple roku media players watch the same video at the same time.

IE: I have on the local network a laptop with media server. I have roku in the bedroom and roku in the living room. I should I be able to watch the same video at the same time in both the bedroom and living room roku ? 

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makaiguy
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Re: Can multiple roku media players play the same video file at the same time

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One one more concern. The source you are streaming must support more than one simultaneous stream. Most support at least two but there are those that say they only support one.
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makaiguy
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Re: Can multiple roku media players play the same video file at the same time

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I'm speaking from near complete ignorance on the subject, so take this with a grain of salt ...

As long as your media server can keep up, it seems to me that you could view two programs at the same time on two different Rokus, no matter if they were the same or different programs.  Each would be its own stream, however, so unless you somehow could start them at exactly the same time, there would be a time lag between them.

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Ultra 4800 | Streaming Stick 4K+ 3821 | TCL Roku TV 43S245/C107X
makaiguy
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Can multiple roku media players play the same video file at the same time

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One one more concern. The source you are streaming must support more than one simultaneous stream. Most support at least two but there are those that say they only support one.
Roku Community Streaming Expert
I am not a Roku employee, only a user like you.  Please, no support questions via private message -- post them publicly to the Community where others may benefit as well.
If this post solves your problem please help others find this answer by clicking "Accept as Solution.".

Ultra 4800 | Streaming Stick 4K+ 3821 | TCL Roku TV 43S245/C107X
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