After reading about it all day on a variety of different forums, my e-mail from Netflix finally came in the wee early morning hours today!
We are separating unlimited DVDs by mail and unlimited streaming into two separate plans to better reflect the costs of each. Now our members have a choice: a streaming only plan, a DVD only plan, or both.
Your current $9.99 a month membership for unlimited streaming and unlimited DVDs will be split into 2 distinct plans:
Plan 1: Unlimited Streaming (no DVDs) for $7.99 a month
Plan 2: Unlimited DVDs, 1 out at-a-time (no streaming) for $7.99 a month
Your price for getting both of these plans will be $15.98 a month ($7.99 + $7.99). You don't need to do anything to continue your memberships for both unlimited streaming and unlimited DVDs.
These prices will start for charges on or after September 1, 2011.
You can easily change or cancel your unlimited streaming plan, unlimited DVD plan, or both, by going to the Plan Change page in Your Account.
We realize you have many choices for home entertainment, and we thank you for your business. As always, if you have questions, please feel free to call us at 1-888-357-1516.
–The Netflix TeamSo in round numbers, I'll be going from paying $10 a month to $16 a month or $120 per year to $192.
First I have to say that as a homeschool mom, I love Netflix. I can get educational and even religious movies from them that I can't get at the library, and although I could probably get them cheaply from Amazon or e-Bay a lot of these movies are just ones I want the kids to see, but I don't necessarily want to have them on my shelves to take care of forever.
For example, here are some great Catholic films on Netflix:
A Hand of Peace
A Man for All Seasons
After the Truth
Father of Mercy: The True Story of Venerable Don Gnocchi
God in China
Into Great Silence
Karol: The Pope, The Man
Love is a Choice
Our Father's Plan
Padre Pio Between Heaven and Earth
Paul VI: The Pope in the Tempest
Pope Benedict XVA
Road of Hope
Saints and Soldiers
St. Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor to the Poor
St. Teresa of Avila
The 13th Day
The Jeweller's Shop
The Miracle of Marcelino
The Reluctant Saint
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
Netflix also carries a number of History Channel and Discovery Channel DVDs that I can use to supplement my lessons with.
That all said, I did get the streaming for a few months. We have it streaming through an old Wii game system that we are only able to use for Netflix (the gaming part having been worn to death apparently!). While it has been very nice to see some old t.v. shows and movies that I had forgotten about, I'd have to say that overall their streaming availability is very, very limited! If you're looking for the newest just released movies, look elsewhere! But I stuck with them because I thought there business plan was to eliminate the DVDs and go to just streaming. Apparently, those plans have changed.
So I'll probably go to unlimited 2 DVDs per month at $11.99 and drop the streaming altogether. If we can get better at turning the movies into the mail as soon as we're done with them, that should be satisfactory.
Works for Me!