According to a survey conducted by Statista, up to 62% of Americans are subscribed to some type of streaming service in order to access movies and TV shows.
Since streaming services slowly become the primary form of content consumption, the Amazon Fire Stick is a great device to get for your home.
If you have multiple televisions within your house with many family members, you may want to buy more than one Fire Stick.
But the question is, can you use more than one Amazon Fire Stick using the same Amazon account?
This post will go over how many Amazon Fire Sticks you can have in one house as well as solutions to issues you may face while setting them up.
So without further ado, let’s get started.
How Many Amazon Fire Sticks Can You Have Per Account?
There is actually no limit to how many Amazon Fire Sticks you can register onto the same Amazon account.
Thus, if you, for example, have 10 televisions in your home and want to get a Fire Stick for each of them, you can register all of them through a single Amazon account.
The tricky part, however, comes with the policies of whatever streaming service you use on the Amazon Fire Stick.
For example, Amazon Prime Video allows up to three people to stream three separate shows or movies at the same time.
You can use Amazon Prime Video on up to three separate devices simultaneously as long as you’re streaming three different titles. If you’re streaming the same titles, you’ll only be able to stream on two devices at once.
So, even though you can register however many Amazon Fire Sticks you want to a single Amazon account, you’ll only be able to use three of them at the same time if you’re using Amazon Prime Video (or two if you’re streaming the same title).
Similarly, Netflix allows up to 4 people to stream at once. Thus, even though you can have as many Amazon Fire Sticks you want in your house, you’ll only be able to use 4 of them at the same time.
So, it would seem that the best value you can get out of having multiple Amazon Fire TV sticks in your home is if all of them are being utilized to gain access to different streaming services rather than the same one.
Hence, you should not be looking towards your Amazon Fire TV stick to determine how many of them you can use at once. You should be looking towards whatever streaming service you’ll be utilizing to stream content.
What if I Want to Use My Amazon Fire TV Sticks to Watch Titles on the Same Streaming Service?
Sadly, there’s no workaround for this. You are simply limited by however many users the streaming service allows as per its policies.
If you want to use multiple Fire TV Sticks to stream the same title through the same streaming service, then you have to make another account for that particular streaming service.
This will cost you additional money but it’s just the only way you can achieve this.
Can’t I Bypass this User Restriction by Registering My Amazon Fire TV Stick to a Different Amazon Account?
Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. Your limitation to stream on multiple Fire TV Sticks using the same streaming service is not due to the Fire TV Sticks being registered to the same Amazon account but rather due to the fact that you’re using the same account for the streaming service.
Hence, for example, if you want to use more than three Fire TV Sticks to stream Amazon Prime Video, you’re going to have to set up an additional Amazon Prime Video account.
Can I Use More than One Fire Stick in One House?
Yes, you definitely can. As we described above, you can have as many Amazon Fire TV sticks in your house as you want and you can even register them to the same Amazon account.
The trouble comes with the restrictions of the streaming service you’re using and how the streaming service does not allow more than a certain number of devices to stream using the same account.
Quick Solutions to Common Errors when Using Multiple Fire Sticks
When setting up multiple Amazon Fire TV sticks in your house, you can run into several issues. We’ve summarized some of the most common ones and provided their solutions (if they have one).
Let’s get into it:
Error #1: “An Additional Video Cannot be Watched on Your Account.”
This error occurs when you exceed the number of users that can use the same account for the streaming service.
For example, if you use Amazon Prime Video to watch the same title on more than two devices at the same time, you’ll encounter this error.
Sadly, there’s no real way to fix this on your Fire Stick except to make an additional Amazon Prime account.
You may find that you may still encounter this error on your Fire Stick even if you’ve turned off the third Firestick and are only trying to stream using two.
In this case, the solution is to turn off all three devices and wait 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, try streaming with two Fire TV Sticks and you’ll find that they’ll work just fine now.
Error #2: Video is not Playing on the 2nd Device After You Turned Off the 1st One
This is a common issue that people with multiple Fire Sticks face. In order to fix this issue, you need to de-register the first Fire Stick temporarily so that the other Fire TV Stick can work properly.
It’s a wonky solution but it works. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to register the first Fire Stick again whenever you use it later.
In order to de-register your Amazon account from your Fire Stick, follow these steps:
- Navigate to settings using the top menu.
- Select “My Account”
- Click on “Amazon Account”.
- Select “Deregister”
- You’ll get a dialogue box that will ask you to confirm your decision. Select “Deregister” here again.
Now, your Amazon account has successfully deregistered from that first Fire TV Stick, you can use the second Fire TV stick that you initially intended to use without any issue.
How Many Users Do Different Streaming Services Allow at the Same Time?
In order for you to make the best choice in terms of streaming services that you choose, we’ve compiled a list of the top ones along with how many devices they allow at the same time.
|Streaming Service||Number of Users|
|Amazon Prime Video||3 (can’t stream on more than two devices if it’s the same title)|
As you probably know, the number of users that a streaming service allows at the same time is not the only metric you should be looking at when determining which service would be best for you.
There are other factors you must keep in mind as well such as price as well as the titles that the services offer.
That being said, we hope this table helps you reach a more informed decision as to which one would be best for your home.
Wrapping Things Up…
The Fire Stick from Amazon is an incredible video player that is extremely relevant in today’s age where streaming services reign supreme.
While you can stream content on multiple devices through the same Amazon account, you are limited by the streaming service that you’re using.
What do you think of the Amazon Fire Stick? Do you have one or more of them in your home? What do you use them for? Let us know in the comments below.