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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.
  • Roku Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi - JVC EM37T
  • TCL Roku TV 43S425/C107X, Ser X000001R60KV, wifi

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makaiguy
Level 20

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.

  • Roku Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi - JVC EM37T
  • TCL Roku TV 43S425/C107X, Ser X000001R60KV, wifi
makaiguy
Level 20

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 Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi - JVC EM37T
  • TCL Roku TV 43S425/C107X, Ser X000001R60KV, wifi

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