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Watching two different shows on two separate devices on the same account

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Watching two different shows on two separate devices/TVs on the same account. I have an Ultra and getting a Streaming Stick+ for another TV. Can we watch different shows on the separate devices/TVs at the same time using the same account, or do I need to log in to two separate accounts?Thanks

 

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Re: Watching two different shows on two separate devices on the same account

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Yes you can.

---A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved---.

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Re: Watching two different shows on two separate devices on the same account

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@hdflhtcu wrote:

Watching two different shows on two separate devices/TVs on the same account. I have an Ultra and getting a Streaming Stick+ for another TV. Can we watch different shows on the separate devices/TVs at the same time using the same account, or do I need to log in to two separate accounts?Thanks


That is dependent on what you're watching. Netflix allows multiple streams with their higher tier accounts, but I believe only a single stream with their base account. Other providers might only allow one stream per subscription. But if you're thinking of sites that don't require a user account, and most likely the majority of other providers, two simultaneous streams should not be a problem. Usually you have to get beyond 3-4 streams at once before you might encounter a problem. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.

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Re: Watching two different shows on two separate devices on the same account

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Yes you can.

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Re: Watching two different shows on two separate devices on the same account

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@hdflhtcu wrote:

Watching two different shows on two separate devices/TVs on the same account. I have an Ultra and getting a Streaming Stick+ for another TV. Can we watch different shows on the separate devices/TVs at the same time using the same account, or do I need to log in to two separate accounts?Thanks


That is dependent on what you're watching. Netflix allows multiple streams with their higher tier accounts, but I believe only a single stream with their base account. Other providers might only allow one stream per subscription. But if you're thinking of sites that don't require a user account, and most likely the majority of other providers, two simultaneous streams should not be a problem. Usually you have to get beyond 3-4 streams at once before you might encounter a problem. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.

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Re: Watching two different shows on two separate devices on the same account

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Thank you.

 

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Re: Watching two different shows on two separate devices on the same account

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Thank you

 

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