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The Inevitable Netflix Price Rise Aproaches

<a href="http://eoghann.com/2014/04/inevitable-netflix-price-rise-aproaches/netflix-logo" rel="attachment wp-att-118318">netflix logo 600x337 The Inevitable Netflix Price Rise AproachesWell.. it was bound to happen and I'm really surprised it hasn't happened sooner consid­ering the amount that Netflix is spending on acquiring existing content and devel­oping its own orig­inal content.

Netflix CEO in his letter to share­holders announced that a $1 or $2 raise for new subscribers is right around the corner (later this quarter, so before July) and while existing subscribers won't be hit imme­di­ately, the phrasing: _Existing members would stay at current pricing (e.g. $7.99 in the U.S.) for a generous time period._ makes it pretty obvious what will happen before the year is out.

It's kind of a mystery to me how Netflix manages to stay prof­itable on such a low subscrip­tion model, so I'm fine with a small increase. In theory it's an oppor­tu­nity for a competitor to step in, except I already have Hulu+ as well and Amazon Instant streaming doesn't work on most of my devices so it's a non-starter.

And let's face it the combi­na­tion of Hulu+ and Netflix is a hell of a lot cheaper than pretty much any Cable TV package.

Source: Netflix Letter to Shareholders

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