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Netflix Plays Streaming-Only Service

  • CNet, Monday, November 22, 2010 12:20 PM
Sure to further transform the video streaming space, Netflix is introducing its streaming-only service to U.S. consumers. The thriving video rental business will now offer customers a plan that includes the ability to view movies through its streaming service for $7.99 a month. Netflix has also increased its streaming-plus-DVD-by-mail plans by $1 to $8 per month, depending on the option. "The company said that it decided to change its plans because 'most members want us to deliver unlimited TV episodes and movies two ways: streaming instantly over the Internet plus DVDs by mail,'"

CNet reports. "By increasing the price of that dual option, Netflix says that it can 'continue to offer the popular plan choice of unlimited TV episodes and movies streaming instantly along with unlimited DVDs." At $8, Netflix's new streaming-only option matches its Canadian streaming service and, critically, Hulu Plus.

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