Netflix Testing Streaming Plans – Other Subscription Fees May Rise

Posted Tue Oct 26, 2010 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

There's a bit of discrepancy in pricing strategies, but it looks like Netflix might force you to pay more for Blu-ray once again.

The folks over at Engadget noticed something strange today when they looked at their Netflix accounts. Where there used to be a disc-free Starz Play option, there was now an option for unlimited streaming. Pricing though, seemed to depend on a few different things.

On one computer, there was an option for a $7.99 plan with unlimited streaming and no discs. On another, the price was $8.99. The one with the $7.99 option also saw the disc by mail subscription price increase by a dollar a month.

It's more than a little confusing, but from the sound of things, you'll be able to knock off a dollar or two for choosing the instant streaming option, while sticking with DVDs and Blu-rays means an increase in the cost of your subscription.

Source: Engadget

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