Netflix raises prices on standard and premium plans

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I just canceled yesterday due to nothing interesting to watch. I'm quarantined at home and found more on Amazon prime and HBO that interested me. Plus the whole cuties thing discussed me. Only thing I'm going to miss is stranger things if they come out with a new season.
 

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I just canceled yesterday due to nothing interesting to watch. I'm quarantined at home and found more on Amazon prime and HBO that interested me. Plus the whole cuties thing discussed me. Only thing I'm going to miss is stranger things if they come out with a new season.
They have to figure a way to make back all the canceled subs cause of that movie. Good move Netflix. All you did is push the rest over that were thinking about cancelling.
 

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The heck...

Doubled my Netflix fee a year ago when I got a 4K TV. I'll stick with it for now but it's moving closer and closer to the chopping block.

I haven't been watching a ton of content on there recently. Saw something about the Cuties controversy but that all seemed overblown clickbait.

Stranger Things is good. That ones keeps me around.

edit - oh, and The Haunting of Bly Manor. Need to watch that. Hill House was great.
 

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The heck...

Doubled my Netflix fee a year ago when I got a 4K TV. I'll stick with it for now but it's moving closer and closer to the chopping block.

I haven't been watching a ton of content on there recently. Saw something about the Cuties controversy but that all seemed overblown clickbait.

Stranger Things is good. That ones keeps me around.

edit - oh, and The Haunting of Bly Manor. Need to watch that. Hill House was great.

same boat as you, never had any intention of watching that movie so it was never going to effect whether or not a cancelled.. that being said i agree that it's over blown given there were far worse child exploitations shows on regular tv that no one has said a damn thing about.

i'll probably give it til june next year before i decide whether or not to cut it off though, this year has been pretty bad for shows but then again amazon and HBO both tried to do their best impressions of netflix shows with season 2 of The "hot garbage" Boy's and HBO's Raised by "wtf were you smoking before making that final episode" Wolves.
 

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Here, have a summary. TL;DW: it's not overblown clickbait.
I'd be interested in the impression of someone who watched it before the controversy. Reading reviews from before the controversy, it sounds like it's supposed to make viewers squeamish. I guess it's kind of like making a movie about child soldiers. It's heart-wrenching, but that doesn't mean it's not a valid topic.
 

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Damn. There goes another half a beer a month. 😂 maybe I'll cut back on a single coffee.*
Not worried about this increase at all.

*I don't drink coffee.

Edit: If I cancel it now, in 3.5 years I can afford a 3080, and maybe they'll be available by then!
 

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Damn. There goes another half a beer a month. 😂 maybe I'll cut back on a single coffee.*
Not worried about this increase at all.

*I don't drink coffee.

Edit: If I cancel it now, in 3.5 years I can afford a 3080, and maybe they'll be available by then!

So how much more can they raise it before you become "worried"? When we've regressed back toward $150-300 monthly Cable/satellite bills will you be worried then? Because we're headed in that direction right now (arguably already there) with industry fragmentation that requires you to subscribe to multiple services simultaneously in order to have access to most content. A "small" increase becomes a "big" increase if you subscribe to 5 services and each one raises their cost a "small" amount.
 

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So how much more can they raise it before you become "worried"? When we've regressed back toward $150-300 monthly Cable/satellite bills will you be worried then? Because we're headed in that direction right now (arguably already there) with industry fragmentation that requires you to subscribe to multiple services simultaneously in order to have access to most content. A "small" increase becomes a "big" increase if you subscribe to 5 services and each one raises their cost a "small" amount.
Frankly, as long as an entire month of Netflix costs less than a single hour of work or less than a single trip to the movie theater. I'm good.
Even if I only watch a few shows on it a month it more than pays for it.

I have hulu, netflix, amazon prime youtube premium and 1GB internet and all that combined is less than $150 a month. Not to mention the other benefits that 1GB internet allows.

*All at the tier of no ads, because fuck ads.
 

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So how much more can they raise it before you become "worried"? When we've regressed back toward $150-300 monthly Cable/satellite bills will you be worried then? Because we're headed in that direction right now (arguably already there) with industry fragmentation that requires you to subscribe to multiple services simultaneously in order to have access to most content. A "small" increase becomes a "big" increase if you subscribe to 5 services and each one raises their cost a "small" amount.

When the push to streaming was more visible a year or two ago many us conveyed this very thought.

No company likes to lose their revenue.

My cable provider is a 55 dollar month bill. If I want unlimited data it’s another 40 bucks. And that’s minimum tier speed.

Streaming eats data (expected) but when it was 7.99 a month it wasn’t a big deal. Now the recommended plan is base 13.99 with a selection that’s horrible. Not going to pay it and Amazon prime where some content is restricted. Meaning one show I remember is True Blood. Season 1-6 available but season 7 costs 2-3 bucks an episode.

If I wanted a 150 dollar cable bill I’d still have DISH. But cancelling that years and years ago seems good. Not going back to that high of multiple streaming service for arguably worse selections and poorer quality shows altogether.

The nickel and dime costs adds up. Many of us hated that about TV and commercials. Now I guess the logical progression will be cutting the multiple crappy expensive streaming services.
 
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I just canceled yesterday due to nothing interesting to watch. I'm quarantined at home and found more on Amazon prime and HBO that interested me. Plus the whole cuties thing discussed me. Only thing I'm going to miss is stranger things if they come out with a new season.

Glad to see I´m not the only one, disgusting movie. Wasn´t using the service that much, but would watch the occasional show like The Witcher (which was a fun watch), but the fact they host productions like Cuties made me pull the trigger and cancel. You ain´t funding this shit with my money, that´s for sure.
 

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Having Netflix, Prime, Freeview (UK TV license) and HBOMax is still is cheaper (~$60/month) than I was paying 10 years ago to Time Warner for their shitty just-over-basic cable service.

This will get to a point soon, however, when the market is too fragmented and the rising cost gets to be not worth it.
 

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with industry fragmentation that requires you to subscribe to multiple services simultaneously in order to have access to most content.

this is true, but the alternative is to not subscribe to a bunch of different services, stick to one or two, and when subscriber numbers don’t climb to where they want, the industry might realize that too many services means no one makes the money they want, and they have to consolidate again.

or, they’ll keep doing what they’re doing, with everyone launching a quibi or whatever, shuttering the service six months later because no one cares, and it’s still your choice as to what services you want and how high the bill is going to be.

nothing is “required” here. You can just as easily not watch show X from service Y. And you don’t have to pay for it then. Whereas when cable was king, you paid for all the channels they gave you in whatever package you got, regardless of which ones you actually watched.

don’t fool yourself into thinking you HAVE to watch everything.

(personally, I barely have time to watch anything these days, and the Netflix and Amazon subscriptions I have provide so much content I barely know where to start anyways. So I can’t even imagine subscribing to more than two services.)
 

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So they're raising prices during a economic collapse. I can't see how this could go wrong?
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So they're raising prices during a economic collapse. I can't see how this could go wrong?
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People shit on how cable is shit and streaming will be the new thing. Streaming has just turned into cable. Everyone pulling their content and making their own streaming service. Consumers can't win and I personally have no issues going to the high seas for my viewing pleasures.
 

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Hah, I'm getting pretty close to the finale. Overall it's been enjoyable so far.
show was great.. then some one started tripping on acid when they made the final episode.. made absolutely no sense.

People shit on how cable is shit and streaming will be the new thing. Streaming has just turned into cable. Everyone pulling their content and making their own streaming service. Consumers can't win and I personally have no issues going to the high seas for my viewing pleasures.
we all knew it was going to at some point anyways.. problem is people have no self control and allowed it to happen. i only pay for 2 streaming services and it's going to stay that way, disney can kiss my arse if they think i'm going to give them money and HBO can suck it because they refuse to put their app on roku.
 

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People shit on how cable is shit and streaming will be the new thing. Streaming has just turned into cable. Everyone pulling their content and making their own streaming service. Consumers can't win and I personally have no issues going to the high seas for my viewing pleasures.

Yeah I think you're right. I mainly watch YouTube these days but it's starting to get unbearable with all the ads. Most videos you have to watch a 15 second ad before it and most of them have at least one ad in the middle.

Don't get me wrong, I get it.... YouTube is free and they gotta pay the bills somehow but they're fast approaching the point to where it's not worth sitting thru the ads just to watch a 5 or 6 minute YouTube video.
 

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Yeah I think you're right. I mainly watch YouTube these days but it's starting to get unbearable with all the ads. Most videos you have to watch a 15 second ad before it and most of them have at least one ad in the middle.

Don't get me wrong, I get it.... YouTube is free and they gotta pay the bills somehow but they're fast approaching the point to where it's not worth sitting thru the ads just to watch a 5 or 6 minute YouTube video.
Ad Block Plus, if you use firefox, fixes the youtube ads along with some other sites that put ads in their streams. I can't stand watching youtube with commercials.
 

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Doesn't work when using the build in app on your TV.
True unless your TV runs android tv or you setup your on pihole or equivalent. I use pfblockerNG and don't get ads on any device on my network. My wife still doesnt know why her phone doesnt work "right" anywhere else but home. I tried telling her why she doesnt see ads but she glosses over.

Android TV youtube ad block
 

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Ad Block Plus, if you use firefox, fixes the youtube ads along with some other sites that put ads in their streams. I can't stand watching youtube with commercials.

True but I mainly watch YouTube on my Roku and TV in my living room so can't use Adblock. Plus I really like the channels I watch and don't mind watching an ad or two to help them make ends meet. I just don't want it to turn into what cable is where you've got 5 minutes of commercials for every 5 minutes of content.
 

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Ad Block Plus, if you use firefox, fixes the youtube ads along with some other sites that put ads in their streams. I can't stand watching youtube with commercials.
I don't even use the youtube application on my phone.

Just firefox. and only the 68.10.1 version.
 

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True but I mainly watch YouTube on my Roku and TV in my living room so can't use Adblock. Plus I really like the channels I watch and don't mind watching an ad or two to help them make ends meet. I just don't want it to turn into what cable is where you've got 5 minutes of commercials for every 5 minutes of content.
You can block it at the gateway with a firewall.
 

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True unless your TV runs android tv or you setup your on pihole or equivalent. I use pfblockerNG and don't get ads on any device on my network. My wife still doesnt know why her phone doesnt work "right" anywhere else but home. I tried telling her why she doesnt see ads but she glosses over.

Android TV youtube ad block

I'm going to have to look at pihole on a spare RPi3 I have sitting around.
 

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They probably just weighed the amount of people who will actually unsubscribe (vs. just saying they will) against the additional money they'll make from the upcharge. Most people aren't going to balk at $12-24 per year and that'll add up when you multiply it x167 million.
There are other options, but Netflix is still the king of the streaming hill at the moment. They can throw their weight around way more than the others.
 

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Meh, I'm a filthy pirate so they can jack the price up all they want.

Yo ho yo ho, a pirates life I lead,
Sailing across the digital seas,
Pirating all that I can see,
Wondering what that can be,
Let me take it so I can see,
Yo ho yo ho, a pirates I lead.......

Keep your filthy subscription fees,
For the shows that I want to see,
Not paying your increasing fees,
For the shows I don't want to see,
Yo ho yo ho, a pirates life I lead......
 

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And .... my $8.99 per month remains unchanged. I spend more than that for wings and a pint at the bar. There are a few series my GF likes to watch. We do like the various Nature docs. And all the Trek series are on there which I re-visit on occasion.
 
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Westwood

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Meh, I'm a filthy pirate so they can jack the price up all they want.

Yo ho yo ho, a pirates life I lead,
Sailing across the digital seas,
Pirating all that I can see,
Wondering what that can be,
Let me take it so I can see,
Yo ho yo ho, a pirates I lead.......

Keep your filthy subscription fees,
For the shows that I want to see,
Not paying your increasing fees,
For the shows I don't want to see,
Yo ho yo ho, a pirates life I lead......
 
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