Featured Articles

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD is fast tracking stacked DRAM deployment and a new presentation leaked by the company  points to APUs with stacked DRAM,…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel has introduced seven new Haswell mobile parts and four Bay Trail SoC chips, but most of them are merely clock…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 14 July 2011 08:40

Netflix price increase has people steaming

Written by David Stellmack
Netflix_Logo

Many claiming they will drop the service
It has only been one day since Netflix announced their new plan for division of their DVD rentals and streaming. However, many users are so hot about the huge price increase they have threatened to drop Netflix and vow to look for other ways to get their content to watch.

Netflix claims that due to continued cost increases they were unable to continue the combined business model they had been using; instead, they opted to move to a pricing model that separates the DVD rentals and content streaming. Previously, subscribers would pay for monthly DVD rentals and the streaming was thrown in as bonus, so to speak.

With the new pricing that will become effective in September, customers who want both DVD rentals and streaming will be forced to play $7.99 for DVD rental and $7.99 more if they also want the streaming, for a total of $15.98 per month. This is a 100 percent price increase, and many are complaining that the company is just being greedy. While we expect Netflix to lose some subscribers who will seek other options, the big winners could be those like Redbox and Hulu Plus, and maybe even the local independent video store (that is, if you are still lucky to have one of those around).

The latest from Netflix indicates that the company is still talking tough and seems to have no plans to re-think its new pricing strategy. We will have to wait till the next earnings report to find out how much real damage was done by this decision.


David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments