Netflix revamps pricing plans, DVDs and streaming now under different terms

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Date: Tuesday, July 12th, 2011, 11:53
Category: News

You’re not going to like this.

Netflix announced today that it is drastically changing pricing. Beginning immediately for new customers, and on September 1 for existing customers wherein if you want to stream movies and get DVDs in the mail, you will have to pay for two seperate plans.

Per Mac|Life, Netflix is now offering new plans for getting DVDs in the mail, and its “streaming online only plan” will remain the same. The big change is the plans that include both are being scrapped. Emails are already being sent out to customers to explain the change to their subscription. For customers with plans that incorporate bothstreaming and in-mail rentals, the monthly price will jump about US$5.

The new pricing schemes will run as follows:
– Unlimited Streaming Plan: US$7.99/month
– 1 DVD out at-a-time Plan: US$7.99/month
– 2 DVDs out at-a-time Plan: US$11.99/month
– 3 DVDs out at-a-time Plan: US$15.99/month
– 4 DVDs out at-a-time Plan: US$21.99/month
– 5 DVDs out at-a-time Plan: US$27.99/month
– 6 DVDs out at-a-time Plan: US$32.99/month
– 7 DVDs out at-a-time Plan: US$37.99/month
– 8 DVDs out at-a-time Plan: US$43.99/month

Combined price of most popular plans:

– 1 DVD out at-a-time with Streaming Plan: US$15.98/month
– 2 DVDs out at-a-time with Streaming Plan: US$19.98/month
– 3 DVDs out at-a-time with Streaming Plan: US$23.98/month

Netflix says the plans “better reflect the costs” of each plan.

Stay tuned for additional details and let us know what’s on your mind via the comments.

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