Prepare to pay more if you want to add Netflix to your phone and tablet
0. phoneArena 21 Apr 2014, 17:44 posted on
Now that Netflix has added all eight seasons of House MD to its list of television shows, who wouldn't want the streaming video service? Netflix has been raking in business left and right. On Monday, the company reported a huge jump in earnings from 5 cents a share last year, to 86 cents a share this year. That is a 17 fold increase in the amount of black ink reported by Netflix. Revenue rose to $1.27 billion from $1.05 billion in 2013's first quarter...
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3. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Well, at 9.99 I think it is still a good deal as they have been getting more and more content lately - heck, you can only see Clone Wars - the final season on Netflix, I believe...
4. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
Meanwhile, I logged on last night and almost all the movies in my queue that were capable of being streamed are no longer capable. I often stream movies in my queue if I have the time, otherwise I just wait for the dvd to arrive. smh
Big fan of Netflix, if they're adding content then I'm fine with a small increase whenever the grandfather clause ends.
13. jroc74 (Posts: 6014; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
This is one of my biggest gripes. The other is other services at times has stuff Netflix doesnt for streaming.
32. Doakie (Posts: 2075; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Which other services? Prime and Hulu both suck. Which service am I not remembering that has all this awesome content?
38. jroc74 (Posts: 6014; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
On Prime I found a few movies for streaming that wasnt available on Netflix. Either it was gone before it was on Prime or it just wasnt available on Netflix.
Which is why I said....at times.....other services has stuff Netflix doesnt. I even had Red Box account. Was very limited tho.
Netflix has the Netflix exclusive stuff down...like Arrested Development. But for movies...they are not always the best.
39. true1984 (Posts: 823; Member since: 23 May 2012)
well for shows outside of the US hulu is king. i watch a lot of british comedies and anime that netflix doesnt have, and i'm sure others do too. netflix basically rules with movies
42. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
Yes, one way or another all, Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, RedBox, suck. In the end, if one's addicted to TV, one has to subscribe to several services. However, if all go the way of Amazon's and Netflix's and raise their rates, the total will probably come close to cable. Of course, since many media companies own the cable operators too, maybe their jacking the prices up for Netflix has the goal of either force customers to return to cable or to make up the lost revenue. Either case, I couldn't care less about how corporations fare; my bottom line is far more important. And, since I weaned off of TV when I cut cable, if this is the cost direction that streaming services will go, I'll go all the way and cut them off too. There are always free PBS and others on Roku.
5. elitewolverine (Posts: 5185; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
I really wouldn't mind 10$ or even 20 if they provided current cable offerings of same day show watching with ads or one week out with no ads.
6. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2213; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Thank Comcast and the other ISPs who don't believe in Net Neutrality. Netflix is a business, and if they are getting charged more to deliver content, plus paying more to the studios, expect to eat some of that cost.
7. wolfsaviorzx (unregistered)
Pirate Bay is calling
14. jroc74 (Posts: 6014; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Doesnt matter....torrents are still alive n well.
19. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
What? It works! Good selection too, I would not use my personal computer to view it though. An Android tablet would be best.
20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I used it to watch season one of Modern Family. One of the best shows ever.
9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Netflix, the official channel of the living dead. And, starting soon, new zombies have to pay more. I guess even the buffet dining they offer in the Las Vegas strip costs a little more these days.
22. gregoryyy3 (unregistered)
Haha I live in Vegas and you are correct!
10. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1149; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Greed to satisfy stock holders no doubt
11. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
If they increase the price I'll drop them immediately. I understand that they would have all the content in the world if possible, but with a shrinking selection I refuse to put up with an increasing fee.
15. JocularJ (Posts: 107; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
As a current subscriber you won't see a price increase for a "generous" length of time. Enjoy being grandfathered into the current $7.99 while it lasts
26. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1149; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
That's my problem they were way better when they first launched with new titles and such now ye selection is shrinking.
12. Sauce (unregistered)
I'd pay $30.00 a month to keep watching House of Cards
18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Yet Netflix still doesn't have Modern Family or Hell's Kitchen.
Why you do this to me Netflix
21. chebner (Posts: 234; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
How has Netflix never been sued for false advertising? Unlimited streaming? Yeah right! As long as you don't consider their selection EXTREMELY limited.
Perfect example: Titanic, going on 17 years old, newly added to streaming.
24. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Its unlimited because they offer you unlimited viewing of their catalog. Not an unlimited catalog!
Anyway, I think the price increase is fair. For less than what you would pay for JUST HBO or Showtime, not counting the expensive cable subscription you have to get for that, you
27. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
I look at it like this, how much would you be spending a week if you went to the video store and rented that much content? For me, it's more than fair.