Netflix Cracks Down on Sharing: One Stream Per Customer Unless You Pay More

MrPogi

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Netflix Cracks Down on Sharing: One Stream Per Customer Unless You Pay More


Now, families sharing a Netflix account will either have to reserve time to watch their respective favorites or:
  1. Pay considerably more for a combo disc-rental/streaming plan which unlocks a corresponding number of concurrent streams. If you want two concurrent video streams, you will need to pay $19.98 a month, which also allows you two mailed DVD’s out at a time. Three streams (and DVD’s) runs $23.98, four: $29.98;
  2. Sign up for a second Unlimited Streaming account at an additional $7.99 a month;
  3. Forget about Netflix.
This new restriction seems timed to coincide with Netflix’s recent price increases, which took effect Sept. 1. With the controversial Sept. 1 price increase effectively near-doubling the cost to watch video streams and rent one DVD at a time by mail, now may not be the best time to further antagonize loyal customers.
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Tim58hsv

DTVUSA Member
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Netflix won't be renewing their contract with Starz either after Starz wanted (at least) $300 million a year for the new contract. Netflix has been paying $30 million a year for the current contract and was willing to go as high as $250 million for the new contract. Greedy Starz walked from the negotiations.

And people think Netflix is greedy.

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Tim58hsv

DTVUSA Member
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1 stream per account (unless you pay more) has always been their policy. They're just enforcing it now.
They've already back peddled on that apparently, now saying that subscribers can stream to a minimum of two devises.

That's at least a step in the right direction.
 

MrPogi

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They've already back peddled on that apparently, now saying that subscribers can stream to a minimum of two devises.

That's at least a step in the right direction.
Tim, can you give me a link to a citation for that?
 
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