Netflix Changes Membership Plan

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You all know how much I love Netflix and how I’m always advocating for their service as a DVD rental option, even when we have to wait 28 days for a DVD release that comes out 28 days before. A few minutes ago, Netflix decided to notify its customers, including me of future changes to my Netflix membership plan. In the email letter below there’s nothing that states how this membership can or will somehow benefit the member (me). All I see is that my plan is pretty much being split into two and I’ll be paying more. What I also don’t understand is how are they turning the streaming video into a $7.99 membership when most of the movies/videos are really old. You rarely find any NEW releases on streaming, I personally don’t think the streaming is worth $7.99.

Anyways, here’s Netflix letter what do you guys think? Would you stay with the plan or ditch them? Share your thoughts.

Dear …,

We are separating unlimited DVDs by mail and unlimited streaming into two separate plans to better reflect the costs of each. Now our members have a choice: a streaming only plan, a DVD only plan, or both.

Your current $9.99 a month membership for unlimited streaming and unlimited DVDs will be split into 2 distinct plans:

Plan 1: Unlimited Streaming (no DVDs) for $7.99 a month
Plan 2: Unlimited DVDs, 1 out at-a-time (no streaming) for $7.99 a month

Your price for getting both of these plans will be $15.98 a month ($7.99 + $7.99). You don’t need to do anything to continue your memberships for both unlimited streaming and unlimited DVDs.

These prices will start for charges on or after September 1, 2011.

You can easily change or cancel your unlimited streaming plan, unlimited DVD plan, or both, by going to the Plan Change page in Your Account.

We realize you have many choices for home entertainment, and we thank you for your business. As always, if you have questions, please feel free to call us at 1-888-357-1516.

–The Netflix Team

8 thoughts on “Netflix Changes Membership Plan

  1. Wendy

    I will cancel my subscription with them including DVDs and streaming. I will stick with red box, for just a dollar!

  2. amon Focus

    That sucks but I’m not surprised. Their timing couldn’t be better in these days of mobile everything. DVD is dead. I’ll keep the streaming but only out of convenience. If I’m really hard pressed to rent/buy something new I’ll probably grab it on iTunes.

  3. mikethemovieguy

    Wowww…that’s crazy. Well, I just looked at my plan and they have a similar note on the top. My 3 DVDs + unlimited streaming is now going to $23.98 ~ hmmmm, I’ll stay with them. I <3 Netflix...but you're right - the streaming needs to be ungraded - too many old movies.

    1. kmp22 Post author

      So are they adding $7.99 to your already $23 a month plan? Or your plan doesn\’t change much?

  4. Candace

    Oh Wow! Guess they were losing money that way. I love Netflix but I don’t know if I can pay $16 a month just to continue watching movies on line. That’s ridic.

    1. kmp22 Post author

      Exactly. I\’m about to cancel the streaming. I\’ll wait for the summer to be done and on August 31, I\’ll go cancel it.