[mythtv-users] Best way to integrate a Netflix feed into Myth ?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Aug 23 04:52:56 UTC 2011

On 08/22/2011 07:16 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Aug 2011 19:14:21 -0400, Steven Adeff wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Michael Papet wrote:
>>>> There is no need to record movies when you can get them any time on
>>>> Netflix.
>>>> I need to "capture" the Netflix stream so that I can distribute it to
>>>> the TVs around the house.
>>> Are you kidding?  You agreed to Netflix's terms which are equivalent to
>>> renting media from a physical video store to play on ONE machine.
>> are you sure? I have friends with Netflix and they are able to watch
>> via their laptops or net-connected blu-ray players and PS3, and
>> Netflix doesn't throw any warnings or anything at them when they setup
>> the new devices.
> Are they allowed to stream to multiple devices simultaneously? Is there
> some sort of monthly cap on how much they are allowed to watch? I don't
> have a Netflix account so I honestly don't know.

FWIW: http://www.roku.com/netflix-partner
With one Netflix unlimited streaming membership, you can activate up to 
6 Roku players. So you can get your Netflix fix wherever you have a 
TV—from the spare bedroom to the workout room to that favorite vacation 

No clue whether it allows streaming to multiple devices simultaneously, 
or if only one of the 6 can be used at a time and they're limiting it to 
6 locations, or what.

Note, also, the price:  http://www.roku.com/roku-products .  Seems 
reasonable to me.  And with a Roku device, you even get Angry Birds ( 
http://www.roku.com/roku-channel-store ) among other stuff.  You won't 
get that with MythTV (or, at least, if you record the Roku output with 
MythTV, you won't want to play Angry Birds).


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