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October 2nd, 2014

NetFlix US Price Hike, Did You Cancel?

Recently I was looking at a very interesting infographic ( which you can see below ) and it had me wondering about the new Netflix price hike for American users and whether or not you have cancelled your membership as a result.

I follow Netflix on Facebook and pretty much everything Netflix posts now to engage with their users results in dozens and in a few cases hundreds of comments thrashing out at the low cost movie streaming provider for as users are putting it ‘screwing them’.

With Netflix’s new model to charge you for both renting and streaming as separate charges it basically doubles the cost to American Netflix subscribers. Canadians are not impacted since in Canada there is no DVD option its stream it or nothing

Vote in our poll below please and let us know what you think of this move by Netflix. My personal view is that for $8 to stream as many movies as you like is a great deal compared to driving to a video store and having one rental out for a few days for $5.

Admittedly Netflix’s selection is quite poor when it comes to new releases and we all know by now if you don’t watch your bandwith bill you are going to get molested severely with a huge bill from your telecom company for using Netflix. I recently got an $80 overage charge for using Netflix and this was more then I was paying for cable before I cancelled it. [ Read how to Lower NetFlix Bandwith ] So Netflix is great but it does have its downfalls.

So with the bandwith problems, the new price hike and the somewhat dubious selection where do you stand on Netflix? Are you sticking with them like I am or are you through?

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As I mentioned this whole topic came into my brain while I was looking at a rather interesting infographic from GigaOm which you can checkout below. Its interesting to see how Comcast Subscribers in Millions has stayed the same as Netflix continues to climb since 2001. Also interesting is the fact that 48% of all 2010 movies released can now be viewed on Netflix. Check it out below I think you will find it interesting.

NetFlix US Price Hike, Did You Cancel?




7 Comments


  1. C_Guest

    Too expensive should have two Os.


  2. AlwaysVegas

    I didn’t cancel, but I dropped streaming and Bluray and dropped it down to one disc out at at time


  3. AlwaysVegas

    I didn’t cancel, but I dropped streaming and Bluray and dropped it down to one disc out at at time


  4. AlwaysVegas

    I didn’t cancel, but I dropped streaming and Bluray and dropped it down to one disc out at at time


  5. JPX

    It makes sense to me that they’d do this. It was clear that phasing out dvds isn’t going to work so they split their customer base. I never stream, so I can revert to the dvd-only plan (actually, I just did it right now in the middle of this sentence) and now I’m going to save four bucks this month and eight bucks every month after that. 

    Customers who only stream can now ditch the cumbersome dvds they don’t use, and they save two bucks this month and eight bucks every month after that.

    If you routinely use both methods, yeah this sucks. And if they screw with dvd availability vs. steaming, that also sucks. And yes, price hikes do suck. But what began as an add-on to the awesome dvd service is now set to replace it; it totally makes sense for them to bifurcate their business model.


  6. Guest

    I just noticed that Amazon has quite a few FREE online selections if you are a Prime subscriber. I therefore I have no need for Netflix’s online service.


  7. Gargactula

    there’s tons of free movies online i dont know why there’s netflix.



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