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Netflix is making two big changes to its plans and prices that will either prove to be successful, or rub subscribers the wrong way

On-demand video streaming and video rental-by-mail company Netflix has enjoyed bundles of success recently, reporting 23.6 million subscribers worldwide this year. But now, Netflix is making two big changes to its plans and prices that will either prove to be successful, or rub subscribers the wrong way.

The first new change is the introduction of DVD-only plans. Customers have the option of paying $7.99 for one DVD out at a time, or $11.99 for two DVD's out at a time, but the plan does not allow video streaming to be included.

The second new change is the separation of video streaming and DVD plans. While current plans bundle the two together for $9.99 per month, the new plans will be either DVD only or video streaming only. A DVD-only plan with one out at a time costs $7.99 per month, and a video streaming-only plan costs $7.99 per month. No longer can they be bundled together.

If a subscriber wants both plans, the monthly cost is $15.98 per month.

According to Netflix, the reason for these changes is to meet demand for DVD by mail, and the current $9.99 plan (which is $7.99 for streaming and an extra $2 for DVDs by mail) does not make sense financially. Netflix believes DVDs should not just be a $2 add-on cost, but a broader, individual plan of its own. Also, Netflix wants to ensure the long life of DVD by mail options.

These changes are effective immediately for new members, but for existing members, these changes are effective September 1, 2011.


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RE: Morons
By SilthDraeth on 7/13/2011 12:19:01 AM , Rating: 4
Redbox has a horrible selection of b rated movies I can't even find on imdb. I cancelled Netflix for a while, but I will most likely be getting the streaming only plan soon.


RE: Morons
By crimson117 on 7/13/2011 9:59:40 AM , Rating: 2
I found Redbox to have most new releases within a month, provided they're not sold out.

Redbox kiosks really should list movies that it carries but are not currently in stock, so you know to come back the next day when it might be returned.


RE: Morons
By mcnabney on 7/13/2011 12:48:33 PM , Rating: 2
Did you not notice the huge board of newly released titles right next to the touchscreen? If it is shown on the board, but not in the POS they carry it but the box you are using is out.


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