Bypass Netflix’s Screen Limit With This Easy Trick

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Are you desperately trying to figure out how to bypass Netflix’s screen limit?

Don’t worry, I’ve been there too. Netflix’s screen limit policy can be super annoying, especially when you want to watch your favorite TV show, but your friend is using the same account.

Doing this may be challenging without proper guidance. But, the good news is that you’ve come to the right place for answers.

The first thing I recommend doing to bypass Netflix’s screen limit is upgrading your plan. But, if you don’t want to do this, then try using the download feature to stream on more screens at the same time.

Keep reading to learn more about this trick!

#1 Upgrade Your Plan

The first thing I recommend doing is upgrading your plan because this is the easiest (and most honest) way to bypass Netflix’s screen limit.

The platform offers different plans that allow you to stream content on more than one screen at the same time. These are:

PlanScreen LimitPrice (US Dollar)
Standard2 devices$15.49/month
Premium4 devices$19.99/month

If you’d like to upgrade your plan, please follow these simple instructions:

  1. On your computer, go to Then, select any profile.
  2. Click on the profile icon located in the upper-right corner of your screen. Then, choose “Account” from the menu.
  3. Go to “Plan Details” and click on “Change Plan”.
  4. Select the desired plan and click on the “Continue” or “Update” button.
  5. You’ll be asked to confirm the process, please select “Confirm” or “Confirm Change”.
Upgrade your Netflix plan

Bear in mind that upgrading your plan takes effect immediately. Your billing date will change based on the remaining balance of your previous payment.

#2 Download Content

If you don’t want to upgrade your plan, don’t worry. You may bypass Netflix’s screen limit by downloading content to watch offline.

I know this may sound too simple, but you might find comfort in knowing that thousands of people found this tip helpful.

Bear in mind that the download feature is only available on:

So, if you’re like me and prefer watching your favorite show on a TV, then you’ll need to upgrade your plan to be able to stream content on more than one device at a time (go to step #1).

But, if you don’t mind streaming content on your phone, tablet, or PC, please follow this quick guide to download content:

  1. Connect to a strong Wi-Fi signal.
  2. Open the Netflix app and select your profile.
  3. Tap on “Downloads” at the bottom of your screen. If you’re using a Windows PC, please select the “Menu” icon (three horizontal lines)
  4. Tap on the “See What You Can Download”, “Find Something to Download”, “Find More to Download”, or “Available for Download” buttons (the button may vary depending on your device)
  5. Choose a movie or TV show and tap on the download button.
  6. Once you’ve downloaded content, turn off your Wi-Fi, and start streaming.
How to download content on Netflix

Bear in mind that if you’re subscribed to a Basic Plan with Ads, you won’t be able to download content.

How To Sign Out Of All Devices: 3 Simple Steps

If you don’t want to upgrade your plan, or you weren’t able to download content because your storage space is full or you have a bad Internet connection, you might want to sign out of all devices.

Bear in mind that family or friends you share the account with may get mad at you. This is why I recommend talking to them before doing this.

Here’s how to sign out of all devices:

  1. On your computer, go to and select your profile.
  2. Click on your profile icon in the top-right corner of your screen and select “Account”.
  3. Go to “Security & Privacy” and click on “Sign out of all devices”.


That about covers it! I hope that this article has helped you gain some more confidence in bypassing Netflix’s screen limit.

If you take anything away, please remember that the easiest way to do it is by upgrading your plan. But, if you don’t want to do that, don’t forget to use the Netflix app (for iOS, Android, and Windows) and download your favorite show or movie.

Thank you so much for reading this quick article. If you ever experience a different issue while streaming content on Netflix or on other platforms, please visit our site. I’m sure you’ll find multiple articles that will help you fix it.

Have a wonderful rest of the day!