Netflix tweaks subscription plans, wants to charge you more

| July 12, 2011 | Reply

I know that many of you use Netflix in one way or another, whether it’s streaming to one of your multiple devices, having the DVDs sent to you via snail mail or both. Well, Netflix has announced changes to their subscription plans that affects those that want to do both streaming and DVD rental.

Gone is the awesomely price $9.99 unlimited DVD rental and streaming combo plan that so many know and love. The streaming and DVD plans are now separated and priced at $7.99 each. Of course, you can still opt to do a combo subscription but it will now cost you a cool $15.98 per month instead of $9.99.

Netflix Chief Service and Operations Officer, Andy Rendich, states in a company press release:

“Netflix members love watching instantly, but we’ve come to recognize there is still a very large continuing demand for DVDs by mail…”  “…By better reflecting the underlying costs and offering our lowest prices ever for unlimited DVD, we hope to provide a great value to our current and future DVD-by-mail members.”

The changeover takes effect immediately for new users, existing users have until September 1st of this year to decide which plan they want to go with. If you’re an existing customer and want to change your plan now, you can do so by visiting your Netflix account and changing up your subscription settings.

What are your thoughts on this price hike? Personally, I just use the streaming service – as I don’t see the point in having DVDs sent to me. How many of you subscribe to the combo plan?

Source: Huffinton Post

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