Netflix Raises Prices – What Are Your Options
What are your thoughts on Netflix raising their prices? Are you going to stay with Netflix or are you wondering about all the other options out there? Here are some options I put together to make your decision a littler easier.
Netflix used to be $9.99 for unlimited streaming and unlimited 1 dvd at a time, which I thought was pretty reasonable. Now they are raising the cost to $15.98 for the same service! What they did do was make a plan where you can use unlimited streaming for $7.99 and you can have only 1 dvd out at a time for $7.99. Those might be nice options individually if that is what you want.
Here are some options you can use to replace or add to Netflix:
::Blockbuster Express and Redbox
- They are $1 / night
- You can reserve them online at Redbox or at Blockbuster then go pick them up at your location
- rent up to 3 DVD’s at a time
- Always promo codes for discounts/free movies
- Blockbuster has 10,000 locations and Redbox has 27,000 locations
Now I felt like these options were great because you were not obligated to pay a monthly fee. If you still want to Stream Unlimited from Netflix you can pay that $7.99 /month and you can use Blockbuster Express or Redbox to rent a movie whenever you want. If you rent a movie each weekend in a month you will only be spending about $11 instead of the $16 that Netflix wants to charge you! Also if you don’t want to rent a movie, you don’t have to!
Hulu Plus is a great option to watch TV and Movies online! You won’t be able to have the movie mailed to your house, but you can still stream the movie to your set top box, smartphone, tablet, or blu-ray. Here are some facts:
- Shows current seasons of TV shows
- 33,000 episodes
- Movies and Documentaries available
- 1 week free trial
This option is great because you get Movies and Steaming for only $7.99/month! There are no actual movies sent to your house, just streamed through your computer!
::iTunes and YouTube
There is always the option to rent movies on Itunes and YouTube. These usually cost $2.99-$3.99 per rental. You have up to 30 days to start the movie and 24 hours to watch it after you start it!
Amazon also has a program called Amazon Prime Instant Video for $79 /year! You can instantly stream movies and DVD’s for $79/year or $6.58/month! You also get a free month trial!
These are just some options I came up with. Do you know of anyways to adjust to the Netflix price increase? Let us know!