Netflix, the streaming company we all know and love, changed up its plans yesterday. Netflix now offers a streaming only plan and Netflix has increased the cost of the unlimited plans by $1. The streaming only plan is $7.99 a month and lets you instantly watch unlimited TV episodes and movies streamed to your computer or TV. This plan does not include any DVD.
“Why the changes? Our selection of TV episodes and movies available to stream has grown dramatically, and as a result most members want us to deliver unlimited TV episodes and movies two ways: streaming instantly over the internet plus DVDs by mail. The price increase will allow us to continue to offer the popular plan choice of unlimited TV episodes and movies streaming instantly along with unlimited DVDs. The new plan, which does not include DVDs, is a great option for the increasing number of members who only want to watch instantly. The $7.99 a month price reflects no DVD shipping costs on this plan.
I would not recommended a streaming only plan right now until Netflix adds more good, new movies to the instant service. Often times it’s hard to find a good movie or two.