Flash! Netflix raises prices (and makes cheaper no-DVD plan)

Flash! Netflix raises prices (and makes cheaper no-DVD plan)

You know how Netflix has been this incredible deal at $8.99 a month for one DVD at a time…and all you can eat streaming video?

Well, it’s still one of the best deals, but now that plan is $9.99 a month.

I do like that one: while there are more and more great movies and TV shows available streaming, I do like to get some of the newer shows.  We don’t like to wait those extra months for the next season of Dexter, for example.  I also like some old movies that just aren’t that likely to show up on streaming in the near future.

However, if you are fine with streaming only (and I would consider that), Netflix is now offering a $7.99 plan.  So, if you’ve forgotten you can even get physical DVDs, this saves you a buck a month. 

Other plans (which allow more DVDs at a time) are also going up.  Basically, add a dollar a month per DVD you can have out at a time.  If you are on the five at a time deal, you’ll pay $5 a month more (from $29.99 to $34.99).

Why is this happening?

It’s a digital world, baby.  More TVs and movies are streamed from Netflix already than are seen on DVD.  They need to put the resources where they can best be used…getting us more streaming (although again, there is a lot of it now).

Yeah, I wouldn’t want to be a DVD player maker right now…

The details of the changes are in this

Netflix blog 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

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