Two million subscribers to the streaming platform are on their toes: is it true that DAZN is planning to reduce the number of devices you can use at the same time?
The number of Italian DAZN subscribers has grown to over 2 million this year, after the streaming platform won the TV rights to the Serie A soccer league for three seasons, starting in 2021/22. These 2 million users, however, from next year may have to change the way they watch matches and other broadcast content: DAZN, in fact, may change the number of devices that can be used at the same time.
The news was anticipated by Il Sole 24 Ore and has sparked a lot of discontent: associations for the protection of consumer rights are on the warpath and the Minister of Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti has even summoned the top management of the company to have the confirmation or denial of the rumors circulated in the press. In the end, DAZN had to issue an official press release, with which it clarifies the maximum number of devices that can be used simultaneously on the platform. The official note reassures users for the 2021/22 football season, but from next year there may be changes.
DAZN: how many devices at once
The DAZN terms of service, accepted by the 2 million subscribed users, stipulate that up to 6 different devices including smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs and computers can be associated with the same subscription.
In other words: you can use the same username and password on two devices in the same household, but you can't do the same thing with your neighbor and then split the cost of the subscription.
DADZN subscription: news coming in 2022
The indiscretion published by Il Sole 24 Ore spoke of DAZN's intention to change the maximum number of devices that can be connected to the same subscription, i.e. the so-called "concurrency", reducing it to just one.
This is because the practice of splitting the subscription to access from two devices in different places (and in different families) would already be too widespread. All this, of course, is a detriment to DAZN: each shared subscription is one less subscription for the platform.
The press note released by DAZN states that "no change will be introduced this season," but does not rule out that it could be introduced starting next season. On Tuesday, November 16, in fact, the company will meet with Minister Giorgetti and illustrate to him "proposals for the remodulation and expansion of our offers with the aim of putting consumers at the center."