I have a Netflix subscription that is valid for use at 4 different screens at the same time. What will happen at the moment a fifth person tries to use the same subscription while four other people use it?
If you visit Netflix and try to stream something as person number five, you might be afraid that you will “throw out” an already active user as you log on. If you live in a house with 5 people, and you log on to Netflix as person number five, and as a consequence, your teenage daughter was suddenly thrown out of Netflix (as she watched The Crown), you know there will be trouble and heavy discussion around the table later that day. But, is that what will happen if you try to stream something as guy number five on a Netflix subscription valid for four screens? NO!
What will happen when too many people use a Netflix subscription?
It doesn’t matter if you have a Netflix subscription valid for one screen, two screens of four screens. At the moment too many people try to use it, the new users will simply be stopped and not be able to stream. The result is, therefore, that you will not interrupt or destroy the streaming experience for those already watching, as you will not be allowed to stream content yourself.