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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 Alexstarfire on 7/13/2011 10:11:08 AM , Rating: 2
Blu-Rays cost extra to rent on Netflix, not sure how much more since we don't rent them at our house. For DVDs he's about right. with 1 out at a time being $8 and even with the rate that I watch them I could only manage about 7-8 a month. For me that puts it more/less on par with Redbox for cost and I get a much bigger selection. Most people don't watch them the second they get in though like I do so the cost for them would be higher than that of Redbox. Of course, the differences between the two services isn't merely price. I could never cancel something like Netflix simply because of the TV-series selection. That's never coming to Redbox.

With this move we're just going to drop streaming. I don't know how people could live with streaming only since it has basically nothing that's recent. Hell, I can't even stream Friends and that series started more than a decade ago. There is a decent selection of stuff for kids... but I'm not a kid unfortunately.

May add a extra disc out instead. Having 2 out at a time just isn't making my list any smaller. I've been at 100+ DVDs ever since we got Netflix like 5+ years ago.


RE: Morons
By Reclaimer77 on 7/13/2011 12:13:37 PM , Rating: 1
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I don't know how people could live with streaming only since it has basically nothing that's recent.


Because 99% of new sitcoms and movies suck? I mean seriously, there are maybe 1 or 2 sitcoms worth watching today. And ALL of reality TV is garbage in my opinion except for educational documentaries like "Deadliest Catch" and so forth.

I just got done watching the entire "Arrested Development" collection on Netflix for the second time, what a great show. Next up is all 7 season of "The Office". After that, who knows, maybe the rest of "Top Gear". This claim that Netflix doesn't have a recent enough or large enough streaming library is coming from a bunch of poor-taste narrow minded fools who can't figure out how to use a search bar.

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Hell, I can't even stream Friends and that series started more than a decade ago.


Are you a woman? Why would you want to watch that anyway! :P


RE: Morons
By Reclaimer77 on 7/13/2011 12:15:19 PM , Rating: 2
*edit* Typo on how many Office seasons, oops.


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