New Netflix Prices, Improved Streaming Quality

Feb 27, 2014 movies, netflix, netflix plans, 1 Comments
New Netflix Prices


The following updates should be of interest to new and existing Netflix customers. Over the past two months, Netflix has begun random trials of a new prices and plans, and they’ve taken steps to improve streaming quality for some customers. There is also new clarification to help users choose between the DVD and Blu-ray subscription when picking the best Netflix plan.

New Netflix Prices

Never content to sit on their laurels, Netflix is again trying something new. As you may have heard before, at the start of the year, Netflix began offering a trial run of a cheaper Netflix streaming plan.

Now, when new customers sign up for the 30-day free trial, they might see a new offer to try Netflix streaming on one device at a time, for $6.99 a month. This broadcast would be in standard 480p definition rather than high definition.

Some new customers are also being prompted to a different trial of being able to stream up to three high-definition broadcasts, at the same time on different devices, for just $9.99 a month.

The main drawback to the new pricing strategy is that, at this time, it is completely random which new customers are offered these discounted rates. Even if you know about the new trial rates and ask, you can’t get it unless you are one of the lucky ones chosen at random to receive it.

While there is speculation that Netflix may roll these trail rates out to all new and existing customers, the good news is that you don’t have to wait for new Netflix prices to start streaming. For just $7.99 a month, all new and existing customers can get unlimited streaming on two devices at a time.

Improved Streaming for Comcast Customers

In the past, some Comcast customers have reported difficulty when streaming Netflix programs, including an annoying lag time when loading content. If you have Comcast, the wait time to stream your favorite movie should be significantly less after Netflix’s announcement this week of the creation of a new network with a more direct connection between Netflix and Comcast.

If you are still having issues with your streaming quality, check out Digital Landing’s helpful article for tips to improve streaming.

DVDs vs Blu-ray Subscription

We have additional clarification on Netflix Plans that can help subscribers to pick the best one for their needs. As you are probably aware, Netflix offers programming in three formats: streaming, DVD and Blu-ray.

It can be tough to decide whether to choose the DVD or Blu-ray subscription, New and existing customers should note that if you have the Blu-ray subscription, and wish to see a movie that is available only on DVD, you can select this as one of your choices without having to change plans. It’s included in your subscription.

If, however, you have a DVD subscription, and the title is only on Blu-ray, you would have to change plans and pay for the Blu-ray subscription to be able to get it. While the DVD subscription is a bit cheaper in price, if you have the capability to play both Blu-rays and DVD formats, you may want to consider going ahead and upgrading to the Blu-ray subscription to have the ability to switch back and forth between the two formats. For more detailed information, you can read Digital Landing’s in-depth article on Netflix Plans.

Don’t miss out on important information. Check back with Digital Landing for future updates on Netflix prices and plans.

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Lyn Brooks

Lyn Brooks is a diverse freelance writer with over a decade of experience in the electronics industry. Her articles have appeared in Digital Landing, Stack Media, and various Yahoo! channels. The current focus of her writing is in the areas of tech, personal finance and travel. Brooks is also working on a series of novels in the science fiction genre with an expected publication date in 2014.

One Comment

  • Mike Aguilar

    I foresee these prices going up because of the recent deal with Comcast.

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