Netflix ESN

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  1. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    I was looking at system info on my Roamio. I noticed the Netflix ESN. What is the purpose? Why do people block it out when showing thier software or whatever? Lastly why only Netflix?? No Prime ESN? No Hulu or Disney ESN? Just wondering...
     
  2. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    No clue. I don't use Netflix. I still have that item. But I do hide my TSN when posting pictures. Note that the last line in TE4 system information is also your TSN without the spaces.
     
  3. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    And its weird that its only Netflix--no other providers; for years now.
     
  4. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Not so weird since it's probably a Netflix-only identification number in this case. :)

    "Netflix identifies your device by its Electronic Serial Number (ESN), which is assigned by the device manufacturer. "

    Mobile devices also use ESNs but for other purposes.

    Scott
     
  5. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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    Why would there there be a disney ESN? tivo has no disney apps
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2020
  6. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    That would most likely be because Netflix is the only partner that requires a method of that type, they have a lot of unique items since they were very early in the streaming game.
     

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