Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Netflix's new Stream Only plan will make them RICH(er)!

Netflix announced yesterday a "Streaming Video Only" plan which kicks off with the new year. As you can see in that handy, dandy chart up there its a dollar less than the current "One dvd out at a time plus unlimited streaming" plan.

But look at these savings:

Currently I pay $9.xx and watch 4-5 movies a month. This requires postage both ways plus manpower to handle all that dvd sorting. Lets say half of my monthly subscription fees is eaten up by these uncontrollables.

If I "downgrade" to the dollar less plan they end up making even more:
"Frost & Sullivan says Akamai charges a customer like Netflix about 5 cents for an HD movie, compared with about 3 cents for standard definition." Source

Don't get me wrong - $8.xx to virtually own such a large collection of movies is an amazing way of entertaining yourself. Blockbuster must be rolling over in its pretty blue grave right about now.

1 comments:

Mandi said...

Amen to that. Am slightly bugged my plan is going up. But hey, it's only $1. And we use it daily.