Netflix's subscription price hike causes a massive net protest

Netflix's decision to raise the prices of its streaming video-DVD mail order rental combos by 60 percent has started a massive net protest against the company. The original announcement of the price changes on Netflix's blog site has resulted in (so far) over 5,000 comments, with the majority of them expressing their disappointment in this move. Many of the commentators have said they will be canceling their Netflix subscriptions altogether.

Netflix's decision to basically split up the streaming and DVD mail order rental price plans and force subscribers to purchase two full price plans if they want to continue to have both has caused many of its customers to write posts like this one from an anonymous commentator: "Give me both options for a reasonable price or I'm out. How about a discount if you want both plans? 10 to 12 dollars a month for BOTH streaming and dvds. You actually think that people are going to pay more in a financial crisis? What is going on here! I thought Netflix cared about there (sic) customers." The official Facebook web page for Netflix is much the same. Over 25,000 comments have been posted about the pricing changes and the majority of the commentators clearly don't care for it.

Dave Zatz, the founder of the popular consumer electronic site Zatz Not Funny, has also announced he will be canceling his Netflix subscription due to limited use of the streaming video service and the price hike. However he adds, "I imagine for heavy users of the service and/or those with interest in online streaming only ($7.99/mo), Netflix will remain valuable." A poll at the Hacking Netflix web site currently states that over 33 percent of the respondents say they plan to quit Netflix altogether as a result of the price hike.

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Netflix: find some way to strongarm the necessary powers into letting you put the entirety of your library online for streaming. Then I will have absolutely no problem paying for what you're asking.

Otherwise, back to the torrents (and everywhere else) I go!

Moving back to Blockbuster after my subscription is up in August. No more waiting a month on new releases after they are released.

I think the costs is very little and they are making a killing off of consumers. The reason they grew so popular is by offering their services at a low cost compared to everyone else and enable them to grow. Now that they have grown and have netflix on almost every device out there they are becoming a greedy giant and are no different then the cable companies. Another competitor can do the same thing as netflix by charging a low price and take over netflix's business. Its just a viscous cycle.

The service provider in Canada is crap to say the least. It is dated episodes of shows, very little recent material. Definitely not worth the price hike UNLESS newer material will be made available.

Netflix really had no choice. They need cash because the studios will be charging then $1.98 billion for content sometime in 2012.

What gets me is that this is the same company that was criticizing cable companies for "money grabs" by implementing data caps. Seems like the same thing.

That's 2 different battles. Netflix would get tons more customers paying $9.99 a month (streaming only) if there was no caps. They would be making tons more money as a result. Now with caps, their income is limited by a source outside their control but their bills doesn't go down because of it. If 10,000 people drop Netflix tomorrow you think the movie studios are gonna go, oh ok, we'll give you a 5% discount because you don't have as many customers anymore? The studios are already bitching that the pricing is so low and of-course Netflix kinda have to give in to demands to a certain degree cuz without the movies/shows there is no Netflix. So when your costs go up, prices go up along with it!

there is no reason for netflix to lose money just for a few customers, i agree with what they did/doing and anyone that wants to cry should cry.... move on and find something different if you want....

I think the outrage is just a bunch of spoiled consumers throwing a temper tantrum.

The instant streaming was an experiment from the start, and was frequently referred to as such. We all knew the pricing model would change. We also sat here all year hearing people talk about "cutting the cord" and how they never take advantage of the disc rental feature anymore anyway, with an awful lot of people leaving DVDs out to collect dust because they never get around to sending them back due to preferring instant streaming anyway.

A few people who are OUTRAGED are people who took advantage of the one disc as a cheap and easy way to rip as many DVDs as they can in a single month on top of streaming, and their outrage is about as valid as the outrage of people who steal mobile tethering and then get all sandyvag when there's a rate hike.

What's remarkable is that everyone raging has completely forgotten what it was like before the instant streaming experiment, when they were paying that same rate for one DVD that they're now paying "extra" on top for. If anything, streaming has all along been DIRT cheap, and now that Netflix has had time to gauge its demand and network impact, they're able to reconfigure pricing to match, and this adjustment is a natural progression.

So go cry to your freakin' diaries, because jiminy cricket all this whining sounds like a bag of self-centered, entitled bull from a bunch of people who cry about expenses by whip out their credit cards like tools whenever somebody shouts STEAM SALE!!!

Joshie said,
I think the outrage is just a bunch of spoiled consumers throwing a temper tantrum.

The instant streaming was an experiment from the start, and was frequently referred to as such. We all knew the pricing model would change. We also sat here all year hearing people talk about "cutting the cord" and how they never take advantage of the disc rental feature anymore anyway, with an awful lot of people leaving DVDs out to collect dust because they never get around to sending them back due to preferring instant streaming anyway.

A few people who are OUTRAGED are people who took advantage of the one disc as a cheap and easy way to rip as many DVDs as they can in a single month on top of streaming, and their outrage is about as valid as the outrage of people who steal mobile tethering and then get all sandyvag when there's a rate hike.

What's remarkable is that everyone raging has completely forgotten what it was like before the instant streaming experiment, when they were paying that same rate for one DVD that they're now paying "extra" on top for. If anything, streaming has all along been DIRT cheap, and now that Netflix has had time to gauge its demand and network impact, they're able to reconfigure pricing to match, and this adjustment is a natural progression.

So go cry to your freakin' diaries, because jiminy cricket all this whining sounds like a bag of self-centered, entitled bull from a bunch of people who cry about expenses by whip out their credit cards like tools whenever somebody shouts STEAM SALE!!!

Since you seem to enjoy a 60% increase in price, you can also add me to the list of people who you have no problem sending money to.

You speak like someone who has truly no sense of how to run a business. You don't just say "Hey, guess what guys, we're increasing your monthly bill by 60%!!!". If they wanted to keep people happy, they could have at least allowed people to keep their plan and charge new customers. I don't understand how anyone with a brain could be happy about the fact that the price just jumped 60%. That's not a small increase. If the price jumped a dollar or two, I could agree with it being a way to cover new costs, but 60% means they are set to make massive increases in the amount of money they bring in, assuming they don't lose all their current customers.

It's unacceptable to those of us who don't like throwing our money down the drain to every raised price or added fee. For those of you who are willing to accept and, in some cases like yours, defend a very large increase in price, then by all means, continue to throw your money out the window. You should wear a sign that says "I don't mind paying nearly twice what you charged me yesterday". You'd make a lot of businesses happy.

It amazes me how many people will take any side of an argument just for the sake of arguing on the internet. That or quite a number of you are fools enough to enjoy a very large price hike.

So then put it this way, if you were paying 1 cent per month for the service then they raised 100% to 2 cents, would you still complain? Is it the 60% number that gets you guys all worked up (not remembering it was so freaking cheap to begin with) or just the principle that the price went up. Up instead of down, even if was a 2% increase is bad in the minds of some people apparently.

SHoTTa35 said,
So then put it this way, if you were paying 1 cent per month for the service then they raised 100% to 2 cents, would you still complain? Is it the 60% number that gets you guys all worked up (not remembering it was so freaking cheap to begin with) or just the principle that the price went up. Up instead of down, even if was a 2% increase is bad in the minds of some people apparently.

It's the fact that it went up 60% for absolutely nothing in return. If it was a 2% increase, that would be one thing. If they said "Look, our streaming prices are getting to be too much, we need to add $1 to the pricing, then that would be fine. But to raise it a ridiculous 60% and offer absolutely nothing more than it offered previously is not acceptable. How anyone could think it is is beyond me. No wonder inflation is out of control with people like you guys just willingly throwing your money away.

Let ME put it this way for you, would you pay $80,000 for a $50,000 car? Of course it's easy to downplay when you compare it to pennies. While another $6 or $7 a month isn't likely to break most people, it's beyond a ridiculous increase. If gas prices went from $3.50 to $5.60, would you say "Well, gas was too cheap before so I welcome the 60% increase"? No, you wouldn't. I honestly think half of you are arguing just because you like to argue. A 60% increase in price with nothing added to the service is not acceptable. If you justify it to yourself by saying it was too cheap before or that it's only $6 difference, then fine, enjoy your price hike and expect it to probably happen again shortly since you're so pleased with the increase. For those of us who aren't interested in paying more while getting the same service, we're not the ones who are crazy for thinking that way.

Nobody wants to pay more for anything, that's a fact. But if I sold ice cream in a mobile truck and water pricing and gas prices went up you think i'd keep my prices the same when my costs go up? People keep acting as if Netflix is just trying to get more money out of everyone. Fact is they know they'll end up LOOSING customers because of this but at the same time you gotta pay the bills and feed the kids.

You wouldn't be complaining if they lowered the price 60% even if you knew 100% sure that would put the company out of business and therefore you'd have no option to even pay a 100% increase later. To use your analogy, if you got said $80,000 car for a bargin price of $50,000 you'd take it no questions ask. Then in 1 yr you go in for service only to find out the company went out of business because they sold the cars below their actual costs. Would you go, “Oh well, I got this nice deal anyways so no big deal” or you go “Damn, probably should have spent a bit more to help make sure the company could survive long enough to fulfill it's warranty service!”

Evil corporations are bad, they get millions of dollars from us customers and have all this profit at the end of the year. How dare they raise prices even more! I can tell you that nobody (in their right mind) ever wants to raise prices for any service. It's sorta a need to kinda deal. If you look at everything else around you these days you see that everything is actually going up. Netflix and other large corps live in the same world you do so their costs generally go up too. Why Comcast raises it's fees is generally because they need more customer service or their connection to the backbone pricing went up. Netflix has to pay pricing too for said internet pricing and just like Comcast or whatever else goes up, you can bet Netflix went up too.

And I was sorta wrong earlier too, Netflix had contracts for delivering content to X amount of customers. Well they are blowing the roof off that with current growth rate so now their costs (from the Studios) go up because they have MORE customers!

I don't think you can really compare it to lowering prices because they are entirely different. Sure, anyone would love if a company wanted to give you something for dirt cheap compared to what they used to be, that's obvious, but it's not the same as raising prices. In fact, it's actually a good support to what I was saying before. If a company lowered it's prices 60% overnight, but you got the exact same product, would you not wonder why they are suddenly lowering prices without taking away service?

Like I said before, I think the biggest thing is the amount of the increase. No company just raises their prices 60%. That doesn't cover rising costs or inflation, that's much more. To say that they needed to raise prices 60% to cover costs would have to mean they were VERY far in the red before when in fact, that's far from true. Anyone who says they are increasing prices due to streaming costs is falling for the BS they are trying to get people to believe.

Don't believe me? Look at their quarterly financial reports. For Q1 2011, their operating income is up to $118 million, up a massive 95% since last year. Is this a company that is about to go under because of rising streaming costs? Hell no. Their free cash flow is at $79 million. So if you think they need to raise prices SIXTY percent to stay afloat, you're sadly mistaken. If they anticipate further increases in operating expenses, then an increase of something like $1 or even $2 would be far more tolerated by their customers than a 60% increase.

Netflix is trying to make you believe they need the money to stay afloat, when in reality, all a huge increase like that is going to do is pad pockets further. I assure you they weren't losing money on a per subscriber basis prior to the increase, or the pricing would have never been set as it was. I know there has been talk of increased licensing fees on their end, but all they are doing is trying to get people like you guys to go around saying how the service is still cheap and they need the extra money when in fact, that's not true at all.

Read their Q1 2011 statement here: http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/...etflix-earnings-88-percent/

In order to keep all those customers happy Netflix had to get more contract deals which aren't evident till 2012 as that's when they gotta start paying on those. So sure they make a tidy sum now but you customers want more and more and more cost more! Netflix also had contracts in place from when they were small that states if you go over X amount of customers you've got to pay more. With this huge growth that you are showing, their contracts they had with current pricing is now NULL & VOID therefore the money they have mean jack squat if their operating income is now gonna tripple. 180 million is nothing compared to the estimated 1.98 BILLION. That's what they are facing now, so yeah do you start now and slowly go up or do you slap a 400% increase come that time when the new contracts go into place?

I honestly think that Netflix was undercharging for their old double unlimited plan. While I don't agree with the new price point and the way they delivered it, I still think a smaller price hike would have been justified. I mean seriously, what other reliable/fast service gives you the amount of content at such a low price?

My Facebook friends keep talking about Redbox as if that's convenient. You'll spend 15mins driving to/from one only to find out they don't have the freaking disc! Sure you can check online for up to the minute status though. Getting up and going to the store when you are in bed in your PJs is why Blockbuster went out of business, nobody wants to do that.

That plus not to mention the gas you'll spend driving to the place and the cost per movie. After you do that 5 times/month you'd have already been over a netflix stream only cost but close to the $16 you'd spend for DVDs in the mail to your house!

SHoTTa35 said,
My Facebook friends keep talking about Redbox as if that's convenient. You'll spend 15mins driving to/from one only to find out they don't have the freaking disc! Sure you can check online for up to the minute status though. Getting up and going to the store when you are in bed in your PJs is why Blockbuster went out of business, nobody wants to do that.

That plus not to mention the gas you'll spend driving to the place and the cost per movie. After you do that 5 times/month you'd have already been over a netflix stream only cost but close to the $16 you'd spend for DVDs in the mail to your house!

I've now resorted to RedBox, but luckily, there is one just 3 minutes down the road from me... and I still can't be bothered to turn the damn disc in until 4 days has passed! lol

SHoTTa35 said,
My Facebook friends keep talking about Redbox as if that's convenient. You'll spend 15mins driving to/from one only to find out they don't have the freaking disc! Sure you can check online for up to the minute status though. Getting up and going to the store when you are in bed in your PJs is why Blockbuster went out of business, nobody wants to do that.

That plus not to mention the gas you'll spend driving to the place and the cost per movie. After you do that 5 times/month you'd have already been over a netflix stream only cost but close to the $16 you'd spend for DVDs in the mail to your house!

Damn, you must live in the sticks! According to the website I have 16 redbox locations within 5 miles. 7 are within 2 miles.

But yeah, I always forget to bring it back and end up getting charge $3 or $4 anyway, haha.

in my case, i have streaming + 2-at-a-time + Blu-ray option. my acct is going up $5 now. i dont really care b/c im ditching cable HOWEVER i think it's ridiculous that netflix still has a surcharge for the blu-ray option. and now it's $3/mo!

get rid of that surcharge and i'll be satisfied.

Whatever you bunch of crybabies. If you dont like the service, get rid of it. I swear everybody wants something for nothing. It COSTS to deliver content, either over the wire or via mail.

Madhat said,
Whatever you bunch of crybabies. If you dont like the service, get rid of it. I swear everybody wants something for nothing. It COSTS to deliver content, either over the wire or via mail.

That's kind of the point. We are getting rid of it.

Madhat said,
It COSTS to deliver content, either over the wire or via mail.

The cost of postage hasn't changed, and the cost of delivering over the wire (per subscriber) goes down as you add subscribers, not up.

People are balking for two reasons:
1) the announcement was along the lines of "Good news! We're making things cheaper by changing you more!"
2) the rate hike is a huge jump in subscription costs

Madhat said,
Whatever you bunch of crybabies. If you dont like the service, get rid of it. I swear everybody wants something for nothing. It COSTS to deliver content, either over the wire or via mail.

If it costs more over the wire then why are they reducing the streaming price by a dollar? It costs the user money to stream with ISP's capping us. I gurantee that the ISP's will soon charge for data plnas like cell phone companies. The cost of mail or discs is not going up. In fact it should be going down with more people switching to streaming yet they reaised the price of the DVD plan by almost double.

Some people like me use the streaming sometimes and dvds sometimes compared to other users I use the services very little but have to pay the price for the plan. Now my costs will double. It is not worth it for me anymore.

Maybe they should charge for how much streaming and how much DVDs you rent. That would be great for me. I know there are other services but their pricing is high and using those services would bring my costs more than netflix. That is why I currently use netflix. But now the price is close or more so I have no need for netflix.

Ohh wow.. what a way to really screw customers!!! Its like jacking the price up double no matter what you do and its not right! There are not enough good titles for streaming and I can't stream new stuff when it's released so I still get the Blu-Rays but even then I have to wait 25 days and thats low if its on VERY LONG WAIT!! I sure hope this is changed cause they will lose another few customers... my self, my mom whom I just hooked up with a roku and her neighbor the same way.

We resisted Netflix until a month ago. Why? I couldn't see any value in $9/mo to stream sub-quality video. My wife ultimately was the driving force, discovering that a few older series that she wanted to watch were available on Netflix, and she'd only be watching them on her laptop in her craft room. As for me, I insist on full HD, for the most part, and--at best--you can only get 720p with Netflix anyway. Their streaming selection is EXTREMELY limited (I was shocked that they didn't have Space:1999). But, if you want low-quality streaming of a moderate variety of shows, it's fine. Why on earth anyone uses their DVD service is beyond me. I buy it on Blu-ray or not at all. I rent it on DishNetwork VOD HD or not at all.

ScubaDog said,
Why on earth anyone uses their DVD service is beyond me. I buy it on Blu-ray or not at all. I rent it on DishNetwork VOD HD or not at all.

the disks are too expensive to buy to only watch once or twice which is usually what happens as for Dishnetwork.. screw them and their over priced rentals!! They charge more if its in better quality and you may as well go out and buy the thing if you will rent one of those movies they try to show.

I have the streaming only package, and I'm about to quit. Not because of the price hike, but the lack of good streaming content. I'm content with the TV selection (wish they had some more updated shows) but the movie selection (especially new movies) sucks.

I don't mind a higher price on streaming (I'd actually be willing to pay $15-20 a month if they added more content), but lately I haven't been using the DVDs enough to warrant that kind of price. I'll probably just cancel the DVD sub and keep streaming...

Gotta love how social networking can spin up so much. Can you imagine if there was a place for people to complain about a rise in milk price?? All I can say is that any new business out there better think about their pricing scheme before they launch a product, because you are not going to be able to justify a price increase any more without public backlash.

I will be cancelling my sub at the end of my billing cycle... I use the 1 disk out at a time for the majority.. but I like the streaming for tv shows and documentaries... I dont use either enough to keep them @ $16 or $17 a month with bluray option. I already pay $120+ a month on my cable/phone/internet I can live without netflix..

It's no big deal. I'm still keeping the service. I only pay extra when I want DVDs (which is usually the winter). To me streaming is perfect but if I have to pay an extra $6.99 for the 3 months I use it, it's still worth it.

Canceled it altogether. I was a 9 year customer and the price increase just rubbed me the wrong way. There are plenty of other options for watching movies so I'll give one of them a try now.

It wouldn't be so bad for an increase if you weren't getting gouged by the cable and internet providers such as ATT U-Verse and Verison who have made decisions on putting download caps on monthly bandwidth use.

For people that have ATT U-Verse or Verizon and they have Netflix..it's like you're getting hit in the wallet not once..but twice.

Just canceled my 1- a month dvd plan and kept the streaming service. Not a big deal to me since I hardly ever rented dvd's anyway. I have other sources to watch movies. Blockbuster Express about 3 blocks from me, a small movie place about the same distance and a grocery store that rents movies about 2 blocks away. I'm covered.

I never understood why people continue to use Netflix. My brother has an account, and whenever I get a chance to use it, I never find any new or relevant TV shows available for streaming. Movies are the same way. Everything Netflix has available for streaming is subject to the stupid blackout contracts made by publishers so the DVDs and cable channels can get a chance to make money. There are shows that are several years old now that are still not on Netflix.

This hike in price just makes the service even less useful for the money than it was before.

spacer said,
I never understood why people continue to use Netflix. My brother has an account, and whenever I get a chance to use it, I never find any new or relevant TV shows available for streaming.

Never much used it for that myself; new movies I get elsewhere and many TV shows are streamed by my cable company anyway. But for the random "something to watch" the family's loving it; a much bigger selection than what I get via on demand HBO/etc for a lot less money. Now if I actually used physical media I'd be pretty irked, but I rarely use discs anymore, so a total non-issue here.

I guess it just depends on what stuff you like. I'm constantly finding new stuff to watch on Netflix (either shows I never knew about or missed before, or obscure movies that turn out to be really good). My wife and I cancelled our Dish Network subscription and only have Netflix now, and couldn't be happier. My 5 year old watches lots of PBS Kids shows on there as well.

spacer said,
I never understood why people continue to use Netflix. My brother has an account, and whenever I get a chance to use it, I never find any new or relevant TV shows available for streaming. Movies are the same way.

It's all subjective. Different people like different things. My kids watch cartoons on Netflix. (I think there would be a revolt in my house if they couldn't queue up Dora the Explorer on Saturday mornings!) I catch a handful of newer movies, older TV seasons I'm interested in, plus tons of independent and non-blockbuster movies that are very good. Netflix's rating system does a good job suggesting movies that I'll enjoy, and I've found many gems through Instant Streaming that I would have never heard of, let alone watch, otherwise.

But like I said... it's all subjective. To each their own.

roadwarrior said,
I guess it just depends on what stuff you like. I'm constantly finding new stuff to watch on Netflix (either shows I never knew about or missed before, or obscure movies that turn out to be really good). My wife and I cancelled our Dish Network subscription and only have Netflix now, and couldn't be happier. My 5 year old watches lots of PBS Kids shows on there as well.

It is/was a great service for those of us who will give almost anything a chance, and due to that, I have found many a great movies that I would never have known about. Sadly, since I only use it on ps3, and they have more than halved my selection to choose from, and this, I can no longer justify it Maybe if they bring back my awesome PS3 UI I will go back...

I would pay £15 for unlimited legal access to any movie online as I have a 37.5Mbps link. Including the new releases, of course, and less popular movies, not just "what we have".
Or £10 max for standard DVD like service (meaning new releases are sometimes delayed, and the choice is not big).
That's it, really. Otherwise - go fly a kite.

EastExpert said,
I would pay £15 for unlimited legal access to any movie online as I have a 37.5Mbps link. Including the new releases, of course, and less popular movies, not just "what we have".
Or £10 max for standard DVD like service (meaning new releases are sometimes delayed, and the choice is not big).

just and FYI its not every movie online. certain movie productions are not availble which means you are limited on what you can view.

allwynd said,
if you have money you woudlnt care about that

if people want free stuff, there is youtube

And YouTube also has "pay" movies for you to stream or download.

allwynd said,
if you have money you woudlnt care about that

if people want free stuff, there is youtube


Who is talking about anything being free?

allwynd said,
if you have money you woudlnt care about that

if people want free stuff, there is youtube

That's one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. From now on, you need to pay $1 everytime you access Neowin. If you have money, you won't care. If you want something free, go somewhere else.

bushbrother said,
I would kill for $7.99 unlimited streaming in the UK ... I don't see it being expensive at all
It's not the unlimited streaming price people are complaining about (heck thats what, a dollar cheaper than before?), but that DVD+Streaming has doubled in price, and was the most popular package (at $9).

Julius Caro said,
The same thing happened with spotify (if you can call negative comments 'massive protest'), and they didnt change.

The only "massive protest" that works is to call up and cancel your subscription. How many of you are really willing to consider that option? When you give them money, you reward the decision they made. You tell them "you know, you're right, I think your service is worth it". Is that the message you want your little green ballots to send?

Didn't earlier posts says Movie Industries are charging Netflix more for the right to distribute content? Maybe that's why the price have been increased due to that? I do not see Netflix at fault if this is the case, it's just Move Studios being greedy.

Celestial Being said,
Didn't earlier posts says Movie Industries are charging Netflix more for the right to distribute content? Maybe that's why the price have been increased due to that? I do not see Netflix at fault if this is the case, it's just Move Studios being greedy.
But why the hell is there no bundling deal? even a 1-2 $ save if you take bigger packages? Because it is also a money grab... not just inflation.

Celestial Being said,
Didn't earlier posts says Movie Industries are charging Netflix more for the right to distribute content? Maybe that's why the price have been increased due to that? I do not see Netflix at fault if this is the case, it's just Move Studios being greedy.
I thought the article said when the contracts expire they would likely be charged more. Most of those (as the article said) are 1-2 years from renewal. Yea you have to start building that $ to pay Hollywood, but still. That info could have been provided other than "well see most people like X and we thought they'd want seperate packages"

Did not Reed Hastings CEO of Netflix lash out at ISP's for metering bandwidth and calling them GREEDY? Hmmm 60% increase.. what would that be considered?

Apple-a-Day said,
Did not Reed Hastings CEO of Netflix lash out at ISP's for metering bandwidth and calling them GREEDY? Hmmm 60% increase.. what would that be considered?

Inflation?

Apple-a-Day said,
Did not Reed Hastings CEO of Netflix lash out at ISP's for metering bandwidth and calling them GREEDY? Hmmm 60% increase.. what would that be considered?

A way to kick people off of discs.

Apple-a-Day said,
Did not Reed Hastings CEO of Netflix lash out at ISP's for metering bandwidth and calling them GREEDY? Hmmm 60% increase.. what would that be considered?

Funny, because to help users with that, they allowed you to set lower quality streaming, which is good for them because everyone who has bandwidth metering and sets their quality lower saves Netflix bandwidth, so on top of them already saving bandwidth with those users, we're ALSO getting a 60% increase in price.

dagamer34 said,

A way to kick people off of discs.

+1
They have already stated they want to stop doing it anyway. I'm sure in there eyes, even if a lot of people leave, it will still be saving them more money, in the end.

Apple-a-Day said,
Did not Reed Hastings CEO of Netflix lash out at ISP's for metering bandwidth and calling them GREEDY? Hmmm 60% increase.. what would that be considered?

It does not really matter in the end what their justifications for it are. I was on the 3 movies a month plan, and as of today, I'm done. I can no long justify the cost. I see no real need to protest something like this. I think a better method is to just cancel your plan if it is no longer a benefit to have the service and find something else or another service.

Apple-a-Day said,
Did not Reed Hastings CEO of Netflix lash out at ISP's for metering bandwidth and calling them GREEDY? Hmmm 60% increase.. what would that be considered?

"Is there some society you know that doesn't run on greed?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsx1X8PV_A (2:24 long)

Funny you have an Apple logo avatar. By buying a non-Apple device with comparable specs you could have spent 1/3 less and given that money to the poor and needy. Is a fruit logo really more important than fruit in a child's belly? How selfish of you.

And to think you're here cruising forums when you could be out volunteering for a charity. Disgusting really.

Apple-a-Day said,
Did not Reed Hastings CEO of Netflix lash out at ISP's for metering bandwidth and calling them GREEDY? Hmmm 60% increase.. what would that be considered?

why not.. its called competition and everyone does it.. Blockbuster came in years ago with low prices and drove all the small video stores out of business then hiked their prices.. Now neftlix bankrupted blockbuster so they dont really have any competition in that market anymore.

Neb Okla said,

"Is there some society you know that doesn't run on greed?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsx1X8PV_A (2:24 long)

Funny you have an Apple logo avatar. By buying a non-Apple device with comparable specs you could have spent 1/3 less and given that money to the poor and needy. Is a fruit logo really more important than fruit in a child's belly? How selfish of you.

And to think you're here cruising forums when you could be out volunteering for a charity. Disgusting really.

Leave sarcasm to someone with half a brain, please.