Netflix Ups Device Limit Per Account to 50

Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

With more devices streaming Netflix content, the company raised the limit to a nice safe 50.

Over the last year, more and more devices have become capable of streaming content from Netflix. That's definitely a good thing for Netflix fans, but those with a even a normal amount of streaming devices were reaching the limit set by the company.

The former device limit was six, meaning that if you have, for example, a PS3, Xbox 360, Roku player, Blu-ray player, PC, laptop and phone that were all capable of streaming from Netflix, you'd have to choose one to ditch. Families with multiple televisions or multiple smartphones reached the limit fast.

The new limit from Netflix is 50, which ensures that you're unlikely to hit that limit any time soon.

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Tags: Industry Trends, Streaming, Netflix (all tags)