Prepare to pay more if you want to add Netflix to your phone and tablet
posted by Alan F. / Apr 21, 2014, 5:44 PM
Despite the earnings gain, Netflix is raising the price of its monthly service for new subscribers. Current subscribers will be grandfathered for a non-specified (but characterized as "generous") time period. So if you're watching House or Titanic, or some of the other new titles added recently, you won't notice any change in the $7.99 per month that you are paying now.
If you are thinking about subscribing to Netflix, you could end up paying $1 or $2 more than the current rate. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says that Netflix needs the added revenue to obtain more content and to improve the streaming experience.
source: Netflix via TheVerge
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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.
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 5:59 PM 3
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This is one of my biggest gripes. The other is other services at times has stuff Netflix doesnt for streaming.
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 7:45 PM 0
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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.
posted on Apr 22, 2014, 11:07 AM 0
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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.
posted on Apr 22, 2014, 2:27 PM 0
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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.
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 6:22 PM 3
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posted on Apr 21, 2014, 8:00 PM 2
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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.
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 6:47 PM 1
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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.
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 7:01 PM 4
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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.
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 8:42 PM 2
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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
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 9:42 PM 2
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