Notice: wpdb::escape is deprecated since version 3.6.0! Use wpdb::prepare() or esc_sql() instead. in /nas/content/live/whats4family/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3846

Notice: wp_enqueue_script was called incorrectly. Scripts and styles should not be registered or enqueued until the wp_enqueue_scripts, admin_enqueue_scripts, or login_enqueue_scripts hooks. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 3.3.0.) in /nas/content/live/whats4family/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4147

Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /nas/content/live/whats4family/wp-content/themes/Stunning/functions.php on line 226
WTF Netflix | TechSocialites
WTF Netflix

WTF Netflix

Notice: Undefined variable: layout_options_prefix in /nas/content/live/whats4family/wp-content/themes/Stunning/single.php on line 61

Well so much for the unlimited DVD and streaming deal from Netflix.  The current plan, which most Netflix subscriber’s use includes unlimited streaming and unlimited single DVD at a time with unlimited streaming for $9.99, is no longer being offered.  In its place Netflix will no offer two separate plans.  Netflix will still offer its unlimited streaming plan at its current price of $7.99.  However if you would to also have the ability to have unlimited singe DVD’s at a time, it will run you an additional $7.99.  Now members who want to have both services continued will have to pay nearly $16 a month instead of the old $9.99.  These new changes will affect all new customers immediately and will begin for all existing customers on September first.

These new price hikes come as part of Netflix’s continued shift to focus more on online streaming than mail order DVD rentals.  This is also a result of Movie Studios demanding higher prices for their content because less and less people are paying for DVD’s.  Sony Pictures actually ended their partnership with Netflix resulting in their films no longer be offered by the service.  This is a result of studios wanting more money because so many people are streaming films and Sony only gets a fixed percentage.  The price hike however was met with the renewal of the partnership between Netflix and NBC Universal.

As one could expect the price hikes were not met with very much enthusiasm.  Netflix blogs were filled with complaints over the new prices.  Many people have threatened to switch to rival services like Hulu and Amazon while others have stated that they will just stock up on DVD’s.  Only time will tell how this will effect Netflix.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Notice: Undefined variable: ID in /nas/content/live/whats4family/wp-content/themes/Stunning/footer.php on line 51