Neflix About to Go Up in Price Again (for some users)

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  1. dgstorm

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    Netflix has reminded us that their price increase on existing customers will go into affect in the middle part of this year. As a recap, in May of 2014, Netflix raised their streaming price for new customers from $7.99 to $8.99 (per month). Then, in October of last year, new users were raised from $8.99 to $9.99. These new rates only applied to new customers, and not to existing customers already on the $7.99 plan; however, Netflix made it clear that this was temporary, and that eventually they would raise the price for all existing customers to the new $9.99 rate sometime in 2016.

    Guess what year it is... Netflix is sticking to their guns with the price increase. For users who subscribed after the last price hike, your price will not change as you are already on the $9.99 per month plan. For final clarity, it's important to note that this new $9.99 per month price is for customers to access the HD version of the service. For folks willing to put up with Standard Definition television, the price will be $7.99 per month. Additionally, the $9.99 per month plan allows users to stream to two TVs at the same time, whereas the $7.99 plan only allows for one.

    What do you folks think? Is Netflix service worth shelling out an extra $24 bucks per year?

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    It was only a matter of time before the price went up again. I'm ok with the increase.
     
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    As long as they're providing the extra services as stated, I think it's fair. HD and 2 devices at the same time...and if their content keeps expanding, then I see no problem with it.

    Now if it were reduced service and cutting content...that would be a different story. But they've been pretty good with their justifications for price increases, so no qualms here.
     
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    Its fine. I watch it at work, home on my Roku, my phone too. The content they are making is quite good so as long as the quality stays where it is, $10 a month is fine with me.

    Plus, between my Note 5 and my wife's S6 Edge, we have 2 years paid for on it already. I wonder if that timeline will change with the price increase or if they will honor the free year that tmobile did at 8.99. Also, logged in to my account and it says my price is guaranteed until October of 2016 at 8.99.
     
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    I think it's crazy to pay extra for the HD.
    "Willing to put up with" standard definition? Come on. Not like it's even remotely a bad picture.
    HD needs to be THE standard. Period. As long as people continue to pay for HD, they will continue to charge for it. I promise you if no one was paying extra for HD, SD would go away and everything would be HD.
    "Well, we aren't making any money on it, might as well make it the standard and brag about how we offer free HD".... kind of like Time Warner did in my area.
    Remember when HD TV was an extra monthly charge?
     
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    I haven't had it since they jacked all the prices up a few years ago. Don't miss it. Between Amazon Prime and pay as you go rentals I am happy without Netflix. (And I don't watch TV shows because I hate serials.)
     
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    With Dish most of my paid movies are less expensive in hd than sd and many hd on demand titles are free but $3 and up for their sd versions.
    I just finished my free month of Netflix at the $9.99 option (hd and 2 devices) but they offered me a higher version for $11.99 that included ultra hd (whatever that is) and up to 4 devices at once. Since my daughters use it often at the same time I don't mind paying a couple bucks more for the extra device but if they lose interest I'll just cancel the whole thing anyway.

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    Remember you are watching their content over ISP. ISP is charging netflix because of the bandwidth usage..
     
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    I don't have a problem with this increase. Glad they let me keep my lower price for as long as they did. I still think it's worth it. As others have stated, they're making some really great original programming these days, so if that continues and/or grows as it's supposed to, I think the price is fair.

    I've got Amazon Prime as well, but I always go to Netflix first. Possibly only because I had Netflix well before Amazon started offering streaming content. I've been a member since I got DVDs in the mail and there was no streaming option on Netflix.
     
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    I definitely agree with this. Why does SD even exist anymore?
     
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    Definitely still worth it to me. I watch it almost every day.
     
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    "It's only one more dollar to rent that movie from Amazon in HD" (Even though you can barely tell the difference)
    "It's only an extra dollar a month for Netflix HD"

    As long as these attitudes continue, SD is here for the long haul.

    Believe me...I'm not cheap. And I'm not poor. I am really good at pissing money away, trust me. But I simple refuse to play this "pay extra for HD" game.
    Join me.
    Let's start a movement.