Netflix is an online streaming giant, but what do you do when too many devices are activated on your account? How about when you want to delete a device that someone uses to access your account? There is no limit to the number of devices you can have on Netflix, but there is a limit to the number of devices you can stream at the same time. The limit is based on your subscription: Basic is one, Standard is two, and Premium is four. These limits are not for different movies or shows; they are to see anything simultaneously, even if it is the same sequence.
Perhaps you have numerous devices in your home and you have problems when family or friends try to use Netflix at the same time.
Maybe you shared your login with someone outside the home and you no longer want them to access your Netflix account?
Regardless of the Netflix device count situation, you may have considered removing specific devices to help control limit issues or block someone from using their account.
Unfortunately, you cannot remove devices from your Netflix account; you can only activate them. This scenario means you can have 500 devices or 15. They will all work on your Netflix account, affecting the maximum simultaneous device viewing limit and granting access to any user at any time.
If you think you can use your account to log out of specific devices (since you can’t delete them individually), you’ll need to think again.
Unfortunately, you can’t log out of specific devices from your Netflix account either. What’s more, you also can’t prevent them from logging in again unless you change the password. But nevertheless, You CAN log out of all devices with your account and then change your password. This process forces all devices to log in again to gain access.
Regardless of logout limitations and unauthorized account access, there is a legal solution you can do to help reduce or control the devices that use your Netflix account. Also, there is another workaround that you can use at your own risk, known as online parties. Here’s the scoop.
How to sign out of all devices on Netflix
Since you cannot log out of individual devices from your Netflix account, you can log out of all devices by following the steps below and then force each device to log in again.
- Login to your “Netflix account” from any web browser on any device.
- Choose your main profile by clicking on the “Profile icon” wave “Name.”
- Click on your “Profile icon” in the upper right section, then select “Bill.”
- In the “SETTINGS” section, click “Sign out of all devices.”
- Confirm your choice to sing off all devices by choosing “Disconnect.”
Following the steps above, all devices now require logging into Netflix again to use the service.
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Another critical step in protecting your account and controlling device access and usage limit is to change your password. That way, all devices need the new login credentials to connect and stream.
To change your Netflix password, do this:
- From the account page, click “Change the password.”
2. Now, enter your “Current password” and a “New Password” in the text boxes below.
Assuming you used a password stronger than your dog’s name and the year it was born, you should be good to go. No device can log in unless the user enters the new password.
Host a Netflix Watch Party to control display device limits
Instead of manually logging out of all Netflix registered devices or logging out of all of them from your Netflix account, you can host a viewing party to help reduce concurrent viewing and account access. Of course, this process still requires individual device changes, but that helps if other people in the household or your friends have Netflix accounts. Yes, As long as each person has a Netflix account, they can join your watparty ch.
Various online extensions for Chrome (and other browsers) allow you to host an observing party, but Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party) is the choice of many users. This extension / plugin has been in Chrome for a while, but is now available in Microsoft Edge.
Although the Teleparty was originally called Netflix Party, Teleparty is NOT owned by or affiliated with Netflix, as many people think. Netflix does not endorse or support the extension either. Therefore, use Teleparty or any other online extension at your own risk. Will you get in trouble?Most likely the answer is no. Can you get in trouble? You certainly can. Here’s how to use Teleparty (Netflix Party).
- Opened “Chrome” or “Edge” on your desktop or laptop (Mac or Windows).
- Access the “Chrome” or “Edge” add-on store and search “Teleparty” then install it.
- Make sure your browser is set to sync all extensions or you will need to manually install Teleparty on all desktop / laptop devices by following the previous step.
- Launch Netflix in the browser (Chrome on any Windows PC, Mac or Linux) or choose Microsoft Edge (Windows only).
- Open a “Netflix video” you want to host your Netflix party (you can temporarily pause it if you want), then click the “Teleparty Icon”. and select “The party begins.”
- Choose “Accept and continue” in the pop-up window.
- Click on “Copy URL,” then paste the link into messages sent to your friends and family.
- The Teleparty session begins. You can monitor media, comment on chat, and view current status reports such as paused, resumed, etc.
Following the steps above, can reduce device access to your Netflix account, thus removing specific devices from your Netflix account. But remember, each user must have an account to access your Netflix party online.
What happens when I remove someone from my account?
Technically, you are not removing someone from your Netflix account because you can’t. Basically, you are disconnecting a device from your account, preventing the user from accessing your Netflix account, whenever you change your password.
How will I know if someone else is using my account?
You can check all connected devices from account page. You will also see content that you haven’t seen in the Recently Viewed section of your account settings.
Another way to tell if someone is using your account is if Netflix makes weird recommendations (like anime or thrillers you never see). However, those weird suggestions could legitimately exist if you haven’t used your account much or just signed up for one. Also, if you can’t stream because your simulcast limit has been reached, then yes, someone is signed in and is currently watching something on your Netflix account.
Lastly, if your account information has changed, such as email or password, there is a more serious problem. This situation indicates that someone hacked and hijacked your account. Change email and password immediately, log out of all devices by following the steps above, and contact Netflix (send screenshots of changes if possible).
I just want to delete a device. Are there any other options?
Through Netflix, You can only delete the ‘download devices’ individually, not the actual devices, unless you delete them all using the “Sign out of all devices” option. But, if the device is on your home Wi-Fi network and your router allows you to block content, you can log into your router’s settings and restrict a particular device from using Netflix on your Wi-Fi.
Of course, you can also log out of the Netflix account on the device if it is available to you. Following the exact instructions above, tap on the ‘Sign out’ option from the menu. If you no longer want that device to log back into your account, change the password for added security.