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  • Netflix to Begin Offering "Family" Plan for $12 Per Month


    Netflix recently announced plans to introduce a “family” tier of their popular streaming service. The new tier will allow up to four devices to play video from one account simultaneously according to a letter to shareholders released Monday. The company stated that large “families” are often cramped by the two-simultaneous-stream limit, so the company will be adding an expanded plan to better serve the groups of people who are trying to watch three or more things at once and are definitely blood relations of one another.

    Although Netflix claims that it expects “fewer than one percent” of its members to take advantage of the plan, clearly enough of its customer base has been hitting the stream limit to merit for a new plan in Netflix’s arsenal. The four-stream option will be priced at $11.99 a month. Netflix didn’t specify when access to the plan will open up. The only thing the company mentioned was that the option will be added “shortly.”

    We’ll have to wait and see how many customers will fork over the extra $4 in exchange for 2 additional streamers to the limit on the account.

    Source: Netflix via Ars Technica
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Netflix to Begin Offering "Family" Plan for $12 Per Month started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. wdpower's Avatar
      wdpower -
      I never knew they had a limit, I'd rather hear thy we're adding new movies faster.
    1. Truckerbear's Avatar
      Truckerbear -
      I already get 4 steams. I have the 3 dvd's a month and then a spare stream. But I pay 25 bucks a month too!
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      whats a dvd?
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      I share my account with 4 people. Never had a problem yet.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      And this has to do with apple/jailbreaking how...?
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Agreed@hitman10! Exactly, I know people that hand their account out like candy no issues. My son uses mine now..no need to upgrade anything.
    1. oldskoolsk8r's Avatar
      oldskoolsk8r -
      The only option I wish Netflix would add is to be able to clear the history of watched items so your kids don't see what movies you watched. I hate that they don't have that!!
    1. stolenpentium's Avatar
      stolenpentium -
      Quote Originally Posted by oldskoolsk8r View Post
      The only option I wish Netflix would add is to be able to clear the history of watched items so your kids don't see what movies you watched. I hate that they don't have that!!
      Indeed!
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by wdpower View Post
      I never knew they had a limit, I'd rather hear thy we're adding new movies faster.
      Adding ANY new movies would b great. I'm about to cancel...again
    1. Rcworship's Avatar
      Rcworship -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      And this has to do with apple/jailbreaking how...?
      Just to let you in on some secret information...there is actually a Netflix app useable on all apple touchscreen devices! It's really something
    1. robbpell's Avatar
      robbpell -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      Agreed@hitman10! Exactly, I know people that hand their account out like candy no issues. My son uses mine now..no need to upgrade anything.
      it's four logins simultaneously, currently only 2 devices can be logged in at a time. Then it starts giving you an error.
    1. Cokeman's Avatar
      Cokeman -
      Quote Originally Posted by oldskoolsk8r View Post
      The only option I wish Netflix would add is to be able to clear the history of watched items so your kids don't see what movies you watched. I hate that they don't have that!!
      Or the opposite. My kids watch cartoons and kids movies. So when I log in I have to sort through all sorts of crap, that I will never watch.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rcworship View Post
      Just to let you in on some secret information...there is actually a Netflix app useable on all apple touchscreen devices! It's really something
      You know what's weird? I have it! It's just if I wanted Netflix news, I'd go to gizmodo, Not an apple/jailbreaking site
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      I never had issues streaming then again never more than 2 idevices are streaming at a time
    1. helstar's Avatar
      helstar -
      Why pay Netflix for crap that is old. The stuff they release is so far behind what is on tv or redbox. All I can say is get XBMC and you will never go back!