4 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2011 1:04 PM by donc13

    Two NC's on the same account

      I am thinking about getting a Nockcolor for my wife and am considering to put both of them on the same BN account.

       

      Why? I think it would be nice to have two units with the same content as the whole family uses them.

       

      Concerns:

       

      How does it work with apps, magazines, last read.....

       

      Is anyone her that does this?

       

       

        • Re: Two NC's on the same account
          Josienjoe

           


          nookc wrote:

          I am thinking about getting a Nockcolor for my wife and am considering to put both of them on the same BN account.

           

          Why? I think it would be nice to have two units with the same content as the whole family uses them.

           

          Concerns:

           

          How does it work with apps, magazines, last read.....

           

          Is anyone her that does this?

           

           


           

          I have a Nook, not a NookColor, but I believe that with respect to sharing an account, they would operate in a similar manner.  Check out this thread in the Nook forum, and especially look at Doug_Pardee's signature.  He has some good links to consider when making your decision.

           

          http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOK-Technical-Support/Two-Nook-Household/m-p/520027#M9786

           

          For one thing, if you share an account, you can't control what goes on each Nook.  All the books your wife enjoys reading will be on your Nook, also, and vice versa.  There's no way you could archive books without the same result happening on her device.

           

          That doesn't help much with apps and so on, but it's a start until a NookColor owner gives you a better answer.  :smileyhappy:

          • Re: Two NC's on the same account

            I know books and mags are accessible for up to 5 devices on 1 acct.

             

            Last read is device specific.

             

            Not sure about the APPS.

             

            1 set back to sharing an acct is that ALL books and mags are accessible. Was hoping for a way to PWD protect some content but I guess B&N did not think the demand for it was enough..:smileysad:

              • Re: Two NC's on the same account

                Thanks guys, this helps. 

                • Re: Two NC's on the same account

                  phoneboy wrote:

                  I know books and mags are accessible for up to 5 devices on 1 acct.

                   

                  Last read is device specific.

                   

                  Not sure about the APPS.

                   

                  1 set back to sharing an acct is that ALL books and mags are accessible. Was hoping for a way to PWD protect some content but I guess B&N did not think the demand for it was enough..:smileysad:


                  There was a note posted by Jeff (Nook_Engineer) that apps can be installed (but do NOT have to be installed) on multiple NC's on the SAME account.