It’s official. I changed my Netflix plan to online streaming only for just $7.99 a month plus the applicable taxes. Most likely $8 and some change. Last month, I was dinged for $17 plus for having both online streaming and DVD rentals. I realized I don’t really turn over that much DVDs in a month that’s worth the extra $7 or $8 bucks, so I made the change. I’m glad I did.
I was one of those people that wanted to sit out for a bit, and decide later on, whether to go with online streaming only, DVD only, or both. I went with online streaming only. Now that I’m made my decision, I think $7.99 and some change is much better for my pocket, I would say, especially in this economy. I’m more than curious as to how many people made the same decision I made.
I assume a large chunk of Netflix users have chosen online streaming over DVD rentals. The question is, will Netflix spin Qwikster as a separate company, or possibly sell it to another company. Clearly, the future of Netflix is in online streaming.
Say what you will about the criticisms that Netflix’ management have gotten over price changes and the splitting of its services, but I think Netflix management has made the right choice going forward.
Now, if they can only let all the DVD movies to be available online. That would make everyone happy.