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Netflix considering cheaper, streaming-only package for U.S.

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:49PM EST

Netflix entered the Canadian market this week with one, simple package costing $7.99. What those eight Canadian dollars get you is the ability to stream Netflix videos to your computer, mobile device, or Netflix connected gadget of choice; it does not include any DVD rentals. Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, has indicated the company is considering a similar plan for U.S. consumers. “The pricing Netflix is offering in Canada, $7.99 per month, does not include any DVD-by-mail option, and that is why it is cheaper than our $8.99 USA plan which has both DVD-by-mail and streaming in one plan. We are looking at adding a streaming-only option for the USA over the coming months,” said the CEO. To us, it seems to be worth the extra $12 per year to have the ability to order a more recent DVD via snail-mail. But if Netflix were to lower the price to say $5.99 per month, would you bite?