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Netflix Now Offering Streaming Only Service in U.S.

submitted on November 22, 2010 by pablos17 in "Products / Gadgets"
It's about time.

A new plan for watching instantly, plus price changes to existing unlimited plans
Hi, Jessie Becker here, VP Marketing, with an update about changes we are making today to our plans and prices.

First, we are now offering a new $7.99 a month plan which lets you instantly watch unlimited TV episodes and movies streamed to your computer or TV. This plan does not include any DVDs. All the titles you can watch instantly on your current plan are also available on this new plan, and as a reminder, not all titles on DVD are available to watch instantly. This new plan is available immediately - if you’d like to switch to this new plan at any time, simply visit Your Account.


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  • 88472
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on November 22, 2010
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    They also just raised prices on all unlimited DVD plans Sad

    Oh, well. I think even at $9.99 it is still worth it

  • 88582
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on November 23, 2010
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    Just received this email today:

    Dear Yan,

    We want to let you know about two important changes to the Netflix service.

    1. The price of your current plan is changing from $8.99 a month to $9.99 a month. This new price will be effective with your next billing statement on or after January 2, 2011, and will be referenced in your Membership Details. With your current plan you can both instantly watch unlimited TV episodes and movies on your computer or TV and receive unlimited DVDs by mail.

    2. We now also offer a new $7.99 a month plan which lets you instantly watch unlimited TV episodes and movies on your computer or TV. This plan does not include any DVDs. All the titles you can watch instantly on your current plan are also available on this new plan, and as a reminder, not all titles on DVD are available to watch instantly. This new plan is available immediately – if you'd like to switch to this new plan at any time, simply visit Your Account.

    Why the changes? Our selection of TV episodes and movies available to stream has grown dramatically, and as a result most members want us to deliver unlimited movies and TV episodes two ways: streaming instantly over the internet plus DVDs by mail. The price change will allow us to continue to offer the popular plan choice of unlimited TV episodes and movies streaming instantly along with unlimited DVDs. The new plan, which does not include DVDs, is a great option for the increasing number of members who only want to watch instantly. The $7.99 a month price reflects no DVD shipping costs on this plan.

    We hope you're enjoying great TV shows and movies from Netflix, and that you'll continue to enjoy Netflix on whichever plan you choose. We realize you have lots of home entertainment options, and we thank you for your business. As always, if you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-715-2146.

    –The Netflix Team
  • 88588
    midget
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    Posted by midget on November 23, 2010
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    It may be possible to get them to lock you in at a fixed priced (not sure though since I don't have net flix nor do I know who their competitors are)

    However if what they are saying is true:
    We realize you have lots of home entertainment options, and we thank you for your business
    you may be able to haggle with them/threaten to move on or whatever it takes to get a better price.

    I did this with AT&T, DirecTV, and a few other companies in the past.

    It may be worth a try for those of you who have this service. Just putting the idea out there for anyone who wants to try and get a better rate.
  • 88737
    tammy987
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    Posted by tammy987 on November 23, 2010
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    Just switched to the streaming only plan. I am forever forgetting that I have the DVD, so I keep them for a long time. I like the streaming better anyway.
  • 88754
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on November 24, 2010
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    I mostly use streaming too but they don't have all the movies I like to watch, so once in a while I will order a DVD

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