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Netflix Changes It Up

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Netflix has decided to offer an online streaming only option for customers.

Since they are becoming predominately internet screening, they are going to start spending more money to license streaming content this quarter than it will on buying DVDs.

Also, if you are someone who likes getting DVDs in the mail, hold on to your wallet, they will be increasing prices! Yikes!

A plan that allows one DVD at a time with unlimited streaming will run $9.99 a month. Their new plan of online streaming content only will be $7.99 a month.

Netflix is gigantic! They are expecting to enter 2011 with about 19 million customers!

What do U think?

Should Netflix eventually get rid of physical DVDs altogether??

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13 comments to “Netflix Changes It Up”

  1. 1

    Getting rid of rentals all together would be beyond stupid. They've only got a small collection of movies online - 90% of which are not new releases.

  2. 2

    That would be fine if they offered every movie (including new releases) via streming. But since they don't, I think they would lose a ton of subscribers to Redbox and video stores.

  3. 3

    I dont't think they should get rid of DVD/Blu-Ray all together. What about those of us who actually like special features? And what about deaf people? Or those of us who loke to use sub-titles? I hate that streaming netflix doesn't have sub-titles, unless it is foreign. Also, they rarely have new releases in instant.

  4. 4

    There are a few things DVD's offer that streaming doesn't first is all the extras you get on DVD and Blu-ray. secondly CC which they are adding, but to out DVD's all together is a stupid move… both for netflix and hollywood.

  5. 5

    Physical media formats are on a fast track of death.. it's a smart move

    "they are going to start spending more money to license streaming content this quarter than it will on buying DVDs"

    This means there will be more new releases and a serious increase in the streaming content.

  6. 6

    Netflix hasn't done anything right so far, why should this be different. They started going down hill when they made those fucking stupid "28 day delay" deals with studios to appease the stockholders.

  7. 7

    Re: heybert17 – I believe they were forced into that deal by the studios for they (the studios) to try and salvage what was left of Blockbuster and Red Box.

  8. 8

    I would much prefer watching DVD's on my TV w/ the hubby & the fam. Who wants to all huddle around a computer monitor??? If Netflix gets rid of physical DVD rentals, they won't be so 'big" anymore, that's for sure.

  9. 9

    If they 'Matrix' it up a little..put some new effects and everything in..I will go and see it.

  10. 10

    Ok, will the streaming movies be displayed in 1080p HD ?? I highly doubt it, so I will just keep renting my blu rays, even if you can access the internet with your tv, it will be slow if internet connection is not great, stopping in the middle of movies, and the clarity of the movie is nowhere near a blu ray picture. With a blockbuster mail account they do not charge extra for renting blu ray movies, as opposed to netflix that has always charged extra if you rent a blu ray title.

  11. 11

    No..they need to continue mailing DVD's as well… My online connection is so freaking slow, I'm not able to stream the movies…

  12. 12

    i just got netflix like 6 weeks ago and have watched a bajillion movies and tv shows on it on my computer, only a few DVDs. i love netflix.

  13. 13

    NOOOOOooo. I have a portable DVD player that I watch most of my shows on. In the bathtub! I will have to cancel my Netflix if they do away with them. I'm sure the manufacturers of portable DVD players won't be happy either.