Netflix Tests $7 Per Month Streaming Video Plan

Save a buck, sacrifice some features.

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Netflix is testing a streaming video plan that lets subscribers save a buck every month in exchange for a couple sacrifices.

The $7 per month plan, discovered by AdWeek, lets users stream one video at a time in standard definition only. But right now, it’s only available to a small number of new subscribers. “Not all people will see this option and it may not be something we ever offer generally,” a Netflix spokeswoman told AdWeek.

Netflix’s regular $8 per month plan allows up to two streams at once on a single account, and supports high definition video as well. The company also offers a family plan for $12 per month, allowing up to four streams at once.

Aside from that family plan, which arrived in April, Netflix hasn’t touched its pricing since 2011, when the company split mail-order DVD rentals into a separate $8 per month service. (The DVD service was originally going to be spun off into a new company called Qwikster, but Netflix quickly backtracked on that idea.)

Some analysts have called for Netflix to offer a higher-priced streaming tier with premium content, but CEO Reed Hastings said last year that “we’re a long way from that.”

3 comments
blindleadingtheblind1234
blindleadingtheblind1234

Netflix streaming is limited.  When you search under different movie genres, the same movies pop up.  Rip off.  Streaming must include all movies or none.  

kjmccrea2
kjmccrea2

I agree, I would pay more per month to be able to stream ALL movies! Plus where I live (in a central America) we are not able to stream the entire menu of shows on Netflix, or we have to wait until until the next year to view old episodes...Hello I want my dose of House of Cards NOW-not next year! Global economy-hello?

LenSimpson
LenSimpson

I would pay more if ALL movies could be streamed. I dropped the US Mail route years ago.