Prepare to pay more if you want to add Netflix to your phone and tablet

Prepare to pay more if you want to add Netflix to your phone and tablet
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.

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



1. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I smell B.S.

2. hybrid06339

Posts: 23; Member since: May 16, 2012

greed is good

25. NinjaBanana

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

no. ,

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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: Oct 21, 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: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

This is one of my biggest gripes. The other is other services at times has stuff Netflix doesnt for streaming.

32. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Which other services? Prime and Hulu both suck. Which service am I not remembering that has all this awesome content?

38. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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 times.....other services has stuff Netflix doesnt. I even had Red Box account. Was very limited tho. Netflix has the Netflix exclusive stuff Arrested Development. But for movies...they are not always the best.

39. true1984

Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 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: Sep 28, 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: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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

8. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Which was shut down 2 years ago

14. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Doesnt matter....torrents are still alive n well.

16. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol this website though.

19. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 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: May 14, 2012

I used it to watch season one of Modern Family. One of the best shows ever.

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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!


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Greed to satisfy stock holders no doubt

11. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 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: 221; Member since: Apr 27, 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


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 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: May 14, 2012

Yet Netflix still doesn't have Modern Family or Hell's Kitchen. Why you do this to me Netflix

21. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 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: Jun 19, 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: Oct 21, 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.

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