Recently, Netflix announced that they’re raising the prices for online streaming, a decision that’s received a large response of outcry from the Internet. While previous subscribers (such as myself) can keep paying the same rate for a few years, people new to Netflix will have to put out more to access the site. What do you think of Netflix’s decision?
For me, it’s a poor move for Netflix, whose priority is to find a quick way in making more money instead of trying a better way to branch out to new users. I love the accessibility and large range of Netflix’s catalog and it’s something everyone who loves movies or television should subscribe to. While I understand the factors of the decision (Netflix needs more money to expand their inventory as well as pay for their original series), it’s a move that hurts the company in the eye of the consumer. While not as bad as their decision to split DVD and streaming prices that the company did a few years ago, I think it’s still unfair policy. But what about you?