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KenKK
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2 years ago

Netflix and password sharing when using the Netflix app on a cable box?

If I am watching Netflix using my cable box netflix app how does that work with Netflix

trying to stop password sharing?  When using the app in the cable box what IP address

is Netflix going to recognize me as?   If later I watch netflix on a Firestick or roku

the IP will be my home internet IP but in the case of the the cable box

and what I believe is not internet  how does that

all work out with Netflix and their advertising cracking down on password sharing?

Ken

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  • Bruce's avatar
    Bruce
    Honored Contributor III

    Cable-boxes do get an IP address on the...lack of a gooder term...the TV Distribution Network. Because you're using an app, you're on the Internet.   I'm not sure how Cox represents your cable-box on the Internet (proxy?), but Netflix recognizes your login on the cable-box.

  • WiderMouthOpen's avatar
    WiderMouthOpen
    Esteemed Contributor

    Netflix used to show the IP of the connected devices as shown here. However when I log in now, it no longer shows the IP. Now it just shows this. I find this odd since they have cracked down on password sharing, you would think they would make it easier to see what IPs are connecting. My suggestion is to try it and see if it works.

  • Darkatt's avatar
    Darkatt
    Honored Contributor

    Your cable box either has a modem inside, or uses your modem on a different channel to have internet access. I wouldn't worry about it though, I use it on a firestick, my phone on cellular, and at my daughter's place on her wifi, without issue. That's 3 differing IP addresses. 

    • Bruce's avatar
      Bruce
      Honored Contributor III

      From its diagnostics screen, it appears each tuner has a DOCSIS.  Wherever the requests are handed off to the Internet, Cox is metering it.

    • WiderMouthOpen's avatar
      WiderMouthOpen
      Esteemed Contributor

      How were you able to use your firestick on your daughter's Wifi? I use a Google TV adapter and can't stream or cast Netflix using my brother's account. Do you use a VPN? Maybe because the IP's are close via Geolocation?

      • Darkatt's avatar
        Darkatt
        Honored Contributor

        Nay she's on a different service all together, and I don't know, i just sigh in, whether it's my laptop, or I bring my firestick, or use my tablet or cell phone, I never have an issue using open witi, daughter's wifi, or mine!