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How Many People can Watch Netflix at Once in One Account

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Quick Overview
  • Netflix offers 3 subscription plans with varying numbers of devices allowed to stream at the same time: Basic (1 device), Standard (2 devices), and Premium (4 devices).
  • Each Netflix account can have up to 5 profiles, but the screen limit applies to profiles as well, ensuring personalized recommendations and separate watch lists.
  • While sharing Netflix login details is not strictly enforced, users may face access issues due to exceeding screen limits. Changing passwords and using password managers can help manage access effectively.

Netflix is a media streaming service with a large library of TV shows, movies,  documentaries, and other content. You can watch Netflix movies and TV shows on your smartphone, tablet, television, and other devices. We recently discussed how many people can watch Hulu at the same time and are now moving on to Netflix.

However, there is a limitation to the number of devices on which Netflix can be streamed at once! Thus, if you share your login details with several people, you might come across several errors.

There can be situations where you are unable to stream Netflix on your device. A possible reason for this error is that the maximum number of screens allowed by Netflix to stream at the same time are already occupied by others. If that is the reason, you will notice this message ‘Too many people are using your account right now on your screen.

How Many People Can Watch Netflix at Once in One Account?

How Many People can Watch Netflix at Once in One Account

The maximum number of screens allowed by Netflix to stream at the same time depends on the type of subscription you have purchased. Netflix provides its users with 3 different subscription plans.

1. The Basic Plan:

This plan costs $8.99 per month and allows only 1 device to watch Netflix at the same time.

2. The Standard Plan:

This plan costs $12.99 per month and allows up to 2 devices to watch Netflix at the same time.

3. The Premium Plan:

This plan costs $17.99 per month and allows up to 4 devices to watch Netflix at the same time.

Now that we know how many devices can stream Netflix at the same time, let us understand more about the Netflix Profiles. But based on our experience we used up to 8 devices at once for the testing purpose.

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How many Netflix Profiles can be created?

Every Netflix account can have up to 5 profiles. These profiles are totally unrelated to the number of screens allowed by Netflix to stream at the same time.

The Netflix Profiles are provided so that every family member can maintain a separate watch list, get personalized recommendations, etc. However, the screen limit is applicable on profiles too!

Is it legal to share Netflix login details?

The Netflix Terms of Use states that: The Netflix service and any content viewed through our service are for your personal and non-commercial use only and may not be shared with individuals beyond your household.

However, numerous Netflix users share their login details with their friends and others outside their household, who might again pass on these details to their friends.

Though Netflix does not enforce the password sharing rule strictly, many users have to face consequences in the form of ‘Too many people are using your account right now’ error which keeps them from accessing their own Netflix account.

How to limit the number of people using your Netflix account?

If you are unaware of the people using your Netflix account, you must immediately take steps to stop them. You can do it by changing your password.

This option is available in the Membership & Billing section. Before saving the new password, select the ‘Require all devices to sign in again with new password‘ option.

How to share your Netflix account without giving away your Login details?

If you want to share your family members or your friends while ensuring that it remains confidential and is not passed on forward, you can make use of a password manager.

There are many password managers available on the internet, which can automatically log in to Netflix without displaying your actual password to your family members or your friends.

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Conclusion:

The number of people who can watch Netflix at once depends on your Netflix subscription plan. It varies between 1 and 4 screens. However, if you want to remove all existing users from your Netflix account, change its password and remove all devices. Then, share your password with your family members or friends using a password manager to keep your Netflix login details confidential.

If you have any queries regarding this topic, then do let us know about them in the comments section below. We will be glad to answer them all!

Aditya Kashyap
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Aditya is a Senior content writer at itechhacks. He likes to cover topics related to How-To, Windows 10, Android, iOS and interesting gadgets. He has over 5 years of experience in tech and troubleshooting.

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