Netflix's streaming library is shrinking in the future seeing that Starz content is going away

Netflix's streaming library is shrinking in the future seeing that Starz content is going away
Well people, the inevitable time has finally passed and Netflix customers are now tied to the company’s new pricing structure that went into effect recently. Needless to say, some are bummed to know that the usual one DVD & unlimited streaming service is being bumped up to $16 per month – as opposed to the $10 from before. However, it seems more bad news is heading the popular media service, which is going to affect users in the long term.

Confirmed through Netflix yesterday, it appears that they will no longer be offering any Starz related content starting early next year, Basically, roughly 1,000 titles from Netflix’s existing library are going to go away come March 1st – that’s when their current contract is set to expire. And it doesn't help when the two are unable to come up with a new agreement to continue their relationship. Ultimately, it’s going to reduce Netflix’s footprint in luring consumers into their grasp, which is something that hurts considering customers are now seeing the new price structure going into effect.

There’s no doubt that there is a long battle being played out in the streaming business, and with Netflix commanding a good stake in it right now, it’s rather depressing to know that some quality titles are going away in the future. Of course, they’ve been able to sustain their business by bringing their service to a variety of mobile devices, but it’s ultimately going to be the content that will keep customers engaged with the service.

Knowing that Starz content will be disappearing, will you be keeping a firm stand with Netflix? Or simply jump ship with another rival?

source: LA Times via BGR

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