Netflix increases DVD plan pricing, adds $7.99 streaming-only plan

Netflix increases DVD plan pricing, adds $7.99 streaming-only plan.

[newsimage][/newsimage]Netflix officially introduced a streaming-only plan for US subscribers that doesn't include the company's now slowing DVD-by-mail rental program. The new $7.99 monthly plan offers instant streaming to a PC or TV, with support through connected TVs, game consoles, and other products that are Netflix-enabled.

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I don’t get it? They are introducing a new revenue stream yet are compelled to increase prices on their original audience, those who rent discs?

It’s getting to be more and more common for people who don’t have high speed internet to get screwed on what were at one time good, reasonably prices services.

Netflix has increased their own costs by paying for more streaming content. This is one of the reasons why the DVD plan prices went up. I believe that they also want people to dump the physical disc delivery services and go to streaming only.

I wonder if that means they will finally do something about the crappy ‘SilverLight’ player we PC users are forced to use…