It seems Netflix is cracking down on users even more after their recent pricing change. Previously there was no limit to how many simultaneous streams you could have going from your Netflix account, but recently users have been getting a new message popping up when they try to stream multiple streams of content.
With this outcry today Netflix has released a statement to correct any false information out there:
Some membership plans allow you to watch simultaneously on more than one personal computer or Netflix ready device at the same time. If you are on the 1 disc out at-a-time plan [or stream-only plan], you may watch only one device at a time. If you are on the 2 discs out at-a-time plan, you may watch on up to two devices at the same time. Members on the 3 disc plan can watch on up to three devices. The maximum is four devices simultaneously, and that is available for members on the 4 or greater discs out at-a-time plans.
This will hit shared families the hardest with the amount of streaming they can do at the same time. If you’re on the stream-plan only you’re limited to only one movie playing at a time from one account. This is suspected to block accounts where they are shared with distant family members or across the country.
We suspect that in the future Netflix may roll out a family-plan type option that allows you to have multiple streams per account, but for the moment the limit is in place and people are very angry.
There are a lot of Netflix customers out there, and we want your opinion on what you think about the new restrictions to streaming, should Netflix do that?