How many people can watch Netflix at once?

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December 12, 2023

Have you ever sat down to watch a movie or show on Netflix only to be told, “Too many people are using your account right now”?

Your membership plan determines the number of screens you can watch at the same time, but it does not restrict the number of devices you can associate with your account. Depending on the kind of Netflix plan you have, you can stream video on 1 to 4 devices at once. 

  • If you have the Basic plan, only one screen, or one user, is allowed to watch at the same time. 
  • On the Standard plan, you are upgraded to two screens, or two users, being able to watch at the same time. 
  • With the Premium plan, four screens, or four users, can stream at the same time.

 Netflix allows you to have up to 5 profiles on a single Netflix account, so people who live together in a single household can have their own personalized Netflix experience.

If you share your Netflix account with other people, they may be using Netflix at the same time you’re trying to watch. To solve this problem, make sure that no one else is using your account before trying to watch again. If you don’t know which other device was streaming, check your Viewing Activity. If you see anything you don’t recognize, see how to stop someone from using your account.

Standard with ads
($6.99 / month)
$9.99 / month
$15.49 / month
$19.99 / month
Ad-supported, all but a few movies and TV shows available, unlimited mobile gamesUnlimited ad-free movies, TV shows, and mobile gamesUnlimited ad-free movies, TV shows, and mobile gamesUnlimited ad-free movies, TV shows, and mobile games
Watch on 2 supported devices at a timeWatch on 1 supported device at a timeWatch on 2 supported devices at a timeWatch on 4 supported devices at a time
Watch in Full HDWatch in HDWatch in Full HDWatch in Ultra HD
Download on 1 supported device at a timeDownload on 2 supported devices at a timeDownload on 6 supported devices at a time
Option to add 1 extra member who doesn’t live with youOption to add up to 2 extra members who don’t live with you
Netflix spatial audio

As per the above table, if you have Basic plan, you can only watch Netflix on 1 supported device at a time. It means if you play Netflix on TV in the living room, you can’t watch it on any other device during that time. If you have a Basic plan, however, that doesn’t mean you can’t share it with a family member or a friend. You will just have to watch Netflix at different times of the day.

NOTE: The Basic plan is no longer available for new or rejoining members. If you are currently on the Basic plan, you can remain on this plan until you change plans or cancel your account.

How to Watch Netflix on More Devices Simultaneously?

If you want to watch Netflix video on more devices, try Pazu Netflix Video Downloader to download them in MP4 format.

Here, we will show you how to use Pazu Netflix Video Downloader to download any movies and TV shows from Netflix.

Netflix video downloader

Netflix Video Downloader

Download Netflix movies & TV shows to MP4 with HD quality. 

  • Download movies & TV shows from Netflix.
  • Download video in 1080P.
  • Preserve audio tracks and subtitles.
  • Fast downloading speed.

The following is the detailed tutorial to download movies and TV shows from Netflix with Pazu Netflix Video Downloader.

Step 1. Sign in to your Netflix Account 

Run Pazu Netflix Video Downloader on Windows and Mac, you will be prompt to log in to Netflix. Or enter any word into the search bar, and press the search button, then the login window will appear. Enter your account info to sign in Netflix on Pazu Netflix Video Downloader.

Netflix video downloader

Step 2. Customize the output settings

Click on the Setting button on the upper right corner to customize the video format (MP4/MKV), video codec (H264, H265), and output path, select the language of audio tracks and subtitles, etc.

  • Video format: MP4 or MKV
  • Video codec: H264 or H265
  • Audio language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
choose Netflix format

Step 3. Search Netflix movies or TV shows

Search for Netflix content by name or URL. Enter movie/TV show title or copy and paste the URL into the search bar, and click the search button to find the content that you want to download.

Download Netflix video to MP4

Step 4. Download Netflix movies or TV shows

Pazu Netflix Video Downloader allows you to select specific audio tracks and subtitles for downloading.

If you are downloading a movie, there is a Setting icon next to the Download icon. Click it to choose the exact audios and subtitles languages. Click on the Download icon to start downloading the Netflix movie.

If you are downloading a TV show, after clicking the download icon. You will see all episodes and Setting buttons on the pop-up window. You need to select the episodes you want to download and click the Setting button to choose the exact audios and subtitles languages, then click the Download button.

select Netflix show episodes

Then click Download button on the right bottom corner. The downloading begins.

Download Netflix video on Mac

Step 5 Find downloaded videos

After downloading, you can click on the History tab and find the downloaded videos saved on your computer. Now you can watch them anywhere and anytime without Netflix limits. You can also save Netflix downloads to USB drive, external hard drive and SD cards.