How many users can stream Netflix to different devices at the same time?

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#1
My family all has different tastes in programming, so my question is how many people can stream Netflix to separate devices at the same time?
 

Jim5506

DTVUSA Member
#4
Of course your network connection must be able to handle the download bandwidth.

Trying to run 4 devices on a 3GB connection might cause picture quality problems, figure 1.5 gb per device, minimum.
 

Piggie

Super Moderator
#5
4m per device is optimum. However there are a lot of people now with 40 to 60 down and 5 to 10 up on cable. So much bandwidth they don't ever use it all. Probably why I never hear them complain about over sold. Even if you were slowed to 25 in the evenings, you would not notice it unless you ran a speed test.
 
#6
Trying to run 4 devices on a 3GB connection might cause picture quality problems, figure 1.5 gb per device, minimum.
Jim, I'm pretty sure you mean 1.5 Mbps. I don't think my hard drive could write fast enough to keep up with 3 GBps. ;) I think I've heard of 3 Gbps (small b) connection from the graphics card to the display. Or a 3 GB per month limit on downloads, maybe. I guess if you measure these things in hours, instead of seconds ...

Actually, I did a series of tests and found a decent flash stream slows a speed test on my computer by about 1.5 Mbps, so that's spot on.

Rick
 
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