Netflix Separates DVD Plans From Online Streaming

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is raising its prices for the millions of subscribers who use the service to rent DVDs through the mail and watch video over the Internet.

Under rates introduced Tuesday, households that want both DVDs and Internet streaming will have to buy separate plans totaling at least $16 per month. It’s effective immediately for new members and Sept. 1 for existing subscribers.

Netflix Inc. had been including both options in a single package that started at $10 per month.

The $8 monthly price for only Internet streaming remains unchanged.

This marks the first time that Netflix hasn’t bundled online streaming with its DVD-rental plans since it began sending video over high-speed Internet connections in 2007. Internet streaming provides more immediate gratification, but typically doesn’t include the latest releases.

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  • TBird

    Jeez….I have had netflix for a year and in that year it went from $8 to $10 per month, now come Sept, it jumps to $16…you better believe I will cancel. The rich get richer….not worth it.

    • Michelle Prieto

      I’ve been a member since 2009 & I’ll be right next to you canceling as well.

  • A

    OMG Netflix raised their prices! I’m mad because I don’t understand licensing fees, inflation, or the value of the entertainment I consume!!

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