Netflix planning multiple-stream accounts

Netflix planning multiple-stream accounts

Netflix has announced plans for a new subscription plan for multi-user households. Set to be available later this year, the new plans will allow streams of content to multiple devices within the house.

As Netflix has become more and more ubiquitous, more multi-user homes have been subscribing, causing headaches all around. Families have had to purchase hybrid Blu-ray Discs in order to provide individual user account access.

Personally, I have a stream on my PlayStation 3 and one on my MacBook simultaneously. It’s only an issue with two non-browser devices.

This isn’t a new concept for Netflix. They have offered multiple DVD queues so my wife and I could have separate queues. It seems like a no-brainer to just provide a user setting.

But it’s not so simple. The new plans will have new pricing structures. So if there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s Netflix still doesn’t care about the customer.

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Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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2 Comments on “Netflix planning multiple-stream accounts”

  1. So the workaround is to use a Netflix Blu-ray Disc on an internet connected Blu-ray player? Like the one they provided for the PS3 before they had a native app?

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