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?
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.