Netflix New Restrictions

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Cult of Mac notes that Netflix has now imposed a new restriction - only one stream per account at a time. Are they trying to push people to other services? Did I hear Dish Network just teamed up with Blockbuster? If so, I am in!
 

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Lead the way.
 

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I thought this was always true. When I stream on my phone, it knocks my son off his Xbox.
 

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I thought this was always true. When I stream on my phone, it knocks my son off his Xbox.
Not in practice. We've had as many as 3 streaming at one time in the past.
 

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Not in practice. We've had as many as 3 streaming at one time in the past.
Me too, maybe its something to do with the iPhone app, but I have 2 Internet tv at the house and one that it's not that has my playstation plugged in and never had a problem streaming on 2 tv's at the same time.
 

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Bummer. But I guess if I'd known, then I'd be more upset that they took it away.
 

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If thats the case im going to cancel. We often have two 2 streaming at once. One on the playstation3 down stairs and one on the Xbox upstairs. I have 3 teenagers in the house and usually what they're watching is not appropriate for my 4 year old.
 

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I tried it this morning. It worked playing on my Appletv, ps3, wii, my iPhone 4, and my wife's iPhone 4 all at the same time.
 

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I've had that message pop up on my tv a couple of times. I've called Netflix customer service and was informed it's caused by a server problem on their end.
 
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Netflix is really looking at ways to upset their customers once again. Did Netflix have a meeting to take bets on how many changes they can make before they start losing subscribers?
 

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Netflix is really looking at ways to upset their customers once again. Did Netflix have a meeting to take bets on how many changes they can make before they start losing subscribers?
Well, I should have labeled my Thread as "Rumor" which it may have turned out to be (though I did cite a reputable source!). But even if rumor, I do agree that Netflix seems to be losing its luster and competitive drive.
 

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Well, I should have labeled my Thread as "Rumor" which it may have turned out to be (though I did cite a reputable source!). But even if rumor, I do agree that Netflix seems to be losing its luster and competitive drive.
I guess a lack of any real competition will do that. Hulu+ is expanding their library but it still forces you to watch commercials. I'm fine with ads on free watching, but paying customers shouldn't have to. Just my opinion. What else is out there that's comparable?
 

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Red-box for dvd's, and hulu+ for streaming.
 
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Redbox is awesome, even if the rental sucks you can't really complain over a $1 or $1.50 for blu-ray. I love the Redbox app.
 

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I cancelled my netflix streaming service last week, so now I only get the DVDs. I rarely found anything instant-viewable worth watching anyway. And now that their deal with Stars is dropping in February, it'll be even worse.
 

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I completely cancelled my netflix when they went up on prices a while back. I'm sorry, but if you wanna increase prices, do so, but only to new customers. Let the current customers stay at the same rate until the customer makes a change, cancels etc. Sorry netflix, you've lost my businesss because of poor businesss thinking on your part. Redbox rules.

Btw, you can quit sending me emails for free months if I sign up. Cause I'm not. Thx

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Redbox is awesome, even if the rental sucks you can't really complain over a $1 or $1.50 for blu-ray. I love the Redbox app.
Biggest problem with redbox is taking the dvd back and the damn box is full. Now you keep it and pay for another day.

I just tried it and can stream to my MBP and to Apple TV. Too lazy to get my phone and try.