Netflix caused an uproar among its users today with a change in its subscription plans that boils down to a not-insignificant price hike for customers who want unlimited online streaming and unlimited DVDs by mail. Netflix will charge separately for DVDs and streaming. For example, someone currently paying $10 a month for streaming and one DVD at a time will pay closer to $16 per month.
It’s part of the company’s broader shift away from DVDs in the mail, as AllThingsD explains. But it comes at a time when there are plenty of options for content, from Hulu to Redbox to on-demand video from a cable company. Some Netflix customers are fed up enough to at least threaten to cancel, as msnbc.com notes.
As a longtime Netflix subscriber intent on keeping my entertainment spending within a budget, I know this will be a major topic of discussion over the dinner table tonight. How will the conversation go in your household? Vote in our poll below to help us get a sense for the mood on this one.