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Put down your pitchforks, people. Contrary to a little reports, Netflix is not tying streaming video to a single device during a time—at slightest not upon purpose.
“No Netflix part of is singular to reduction than dual point streams,” Netflix orator Steve Swasey told Techland in an e-mail. “A couple of Netflix members have listened otherwise from us, that is an blunder that we have been correcting.”
On Monday, a blog Stop a Cap reported that Netflix was suddenly enforcing a rule that limited streaming video to a single device per subscriber during a time. Users who attempted to watch Netflix upon point inclination saw an blunder message, a blog said.
But we had no complaint streaming opposite cinema to my Playstation 3 as well as my Personal Computer during a same time. (My stream devise is a single DVD during a time, as well as streaming.) Techland’s editor Doug Aamoth streamed Netflix videos to his computer, iPhone as well as iPad simultaneously. Those who saw an blunder message, it seems, had run in to a glitch.
However, Netflix does concede for a extent upon point streams, according to a conditions of service:
“Some membership skeleton concede we to watch concurrently upon some-more than a single personal mechanism or Netflix ready device during a same time. If we have been upon a 1 front out at-a-time devise [or stream-only plan], we might watch usually a single device during a time. If we have been upon a 2 discs out at-a-time plan, we might watch upon up to dual inclination during a same time. Members upon a 3 front devise can watch upon up to 3 devices. The limit is 4 inclination simultaneously, as well as that is accessible for members upon a 4 or larger discs out at-a-time plans.”
The order only isn’t being enforced right now. That’s great for Netflix, that after raising prices as well as losing Starz content doesn’t need any some-more bad broadside this month.