Netflix Introduces Streaming-Only Plan In The US

By Chris Scott Barr

I’ve had a Netflix subscription for years. However, after their streaming service became worthwhile, I stopped caring about getting DVDs anymore. I’ve stopped watching them altogether. Once in a while I’ll start to feel bad, and send in a movie that I’ve yet to watch, just so it can be of use to someone else. What I’ve really been waiting for is a streaming-only option.

Netflix has finally decided to offer a streaming-only plan for customers in the US. The plan will get you unlimited streaming to your computer or TV. The monthly cost will be $8, which is $2 cheaper than the cheapest DVD plan that also included unlimited streaming.

What’s that, the cheapest plan with unlimited streaming is only $9? Not anymore. In addition to rolling out the new streaming-only plan, they’ve decided to raise the price for this plan, likely to encourage people to switch to streaming. Now instead of $9, you’ll need to cough up $10 a month if you want to have your cake and eat it too.

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