Netflix tests cheaper, pricier plans for video service offering fewer or more streams

  • Article by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 31, 2013 - 5:14 PM

Netflix is testing new price plans for streaming video as it tries to lure more viewers.

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samiamDec. 31, 1310:41 AM

Cable raises it's prices 10% every year. Netflix is a bargain in comparison

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mauianDec. 31, 1312:31 PM

Netflix is also helping people keep their new years resolutions of watching less TV by cutting over 100 movies and shows.

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zzfan3Dec. 31, 13 2:57 PM

My wife watches a lot of stuff on Netflix. I personally think they need to up the quality a lot. Movies are old or second rate stuff. Messing with pricing again will only alienate customers.

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usrnmeDec. 31, 13 3:01 PM

@ mauian... Netfilx isn't "cutting" the shows. They have contracts that let them stream tv shows and movies for X amount of time. Netflix I'm sure would love to have the movies and tv shows forever, but it's the content holders that decide how long NF can stream something. And at the end of that contract they usually up the price to show them again. I'd be willing to pay twice what I do now if that guaranteed newer movies and shows. I started with Netflix back when it was $14.99 for discs thru the mail. Then they added streaming but only a certain amount per month. The only thing that bugs me is they can't get many newer hit movies.

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chaachie12Dec. 31, 13 3:11 PM

I don't see the $6.99 price adding many new customers. If they weren't willing to try for $7.99 is a $1 savings that big of a draw? Maybe, but I don't see that being a game changer. I hope they keep the $7.99 for two streams option, as I think many people will have that be plenty.

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dougdodgeDec. 31, 13 5:12 PM

The problem with Netflix is that it has no real competition. It's library is spotty at best with no improvement on the horizon.

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suefranpatDec. 31, 13 5:51 PM

And yet when my dad did not redeem the gift certificate for 6 months of service that I gave him for Christmas 2012, NF actually emailed me to tell me that and gave me some options that included crediting it to my account. I might have found out that my dad had not redeemed the gift certificate in some other manner (but, in fact, I'd completely forgotten that I'd given it to him), however I thought it was a spectacular move on their part to tell me and give me some options on how to proceed. Honesty. Novel. So this does not alienate me in the least.

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boshkDec. 31, 13 7:11 PM

they should test getting more content before they screw around with raising prices. it has gotten better, but this probably only is to curb account sharing by college kids.

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boshkDec. 31, 13 7:12 PM

if you have ever looked at amazon prime's streaming selection, you would realize that there is zero competition with them. last i looked, most of the stuff worth watching cost extra.

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eyerolltimeDec. 31, 13 7:21 PM

Netflix is continually producing new content, Orange is the New Black, Hemlock Grove, House of Cards, etc ... this new content has to be paid for. Geez it's not like 11.99 is ripping people off.

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