Having been a Netflix customer for almost ten years, I’ve enjoyed hundreds of DVDs starting out with their three-at-once rental plan, which was around $16 a month. Over the past couple of years, I’ve switched my plan a few times; once they started adding Blu-Ray discs into their catalog, I was all in. It seemed like a great plan to start renting as many Blu-Rays as I could (with an additional $2 fee added on for Blu-Ray access). It made renting some of the newer releases—without having to purchase them at retail stores for prices anywhere between $15-$30—much easier.MORE »
Four years ago, Netflix added another feature, an instant streaming service, offered for about a fourth of Netflix’s entire catalog, where anyone who owned an Xbox, a Blu-Ray player that had Wi-Fi capabilities connected to a high-def TV, or a computer, with adequate/good Internet service, could instantly watch a film or certain TV shows, whenever. When the instant streaming service popped up, I switched my plan again from three discs to one and started watching more stuff via instant stream. Well, my plan might be changing again in mid-September—or I may just cancel my Netflix subscription entirely.