We all knew it was coming…. and now the time is here. In May 2014, Netflix raised the price of its standard streaming plan for new subscribers, to $9.99 a month. HOWEVER, existing customers were grandfathered into their current rates of $7.99 a month for a two-stream, HD plan. The good times end in May, kids. If you , like me, were one of the existing customers you will have to shell out an extra $2 starting in May. I know…. some people are going to be just so MAD!!
Relax. Just a little reality check:
- Netflix is an average 9 cents per hour spent streaming videos,
- Traditional pay TV package averages 30 cents per hour of viewing Netflix’s new monthly rate is still cheaper than a
- Hulu subscription is $11.99 a month (commercial free)
- Amazon Prime subscription is $99 annually = $8.25 per month but must be paid in a lump sum