Netflix Adds A New Restriction: Limits Customers To One Stream At A Time



Netflix has inflicted a recent number of price increases on its customers and now Netflix is inflicting it’s customers with a new restriction. A customer can only have one streaming video feed per account. This change is going to have a serious impact on families that share a Netflix account.

The one streaming video feed per account restriction means that if you want to watch more than one instant video stream at once you’ll have to sign up for a second Unlimited Streaming account at $7.99 per month or increase the number of DVD’s you receive. According to Consumerist the cost of getting the ability to use more than one stream works out like this:
  • two streams will cost $19.98/month or two DVD’s at a time
  • three streams or three DVDs $23.98/month
  • four streams or four DVDs $29.98/month

Although this policy isn’t new Netflix didn’t do a lot about it in the past. Before now all they did was give you a warning pop-up, but now if you try to exceed your number of allowed video streams you’ll get an error message and you’ll be unable to use another stream to watch another video.

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Consumerist goes on to say that:

With the price increases, Starz removing its programming, and now this move, Netflix’s cherry-red teflon shell could be losing some its luster.

It is interesting to note that a lot of internet services start out really awesome, but over time they really do lose their luster. It looks like Netflix has lost theirs too. The only options you have if you want to see more than one stream is to pay for more streams or consider kicking Netflix to the curb and go with something else.

[Via The Consumerist]


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