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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 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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