You may have heard that Netflix is raising its rates again. I stream from several different provider sources, because they each offer different things; however, with my finances the way they are, I’m looking at making cuts.
I took a look at my Netflix subscription, and realized I was paying more than I needed to. They have three plans. I have the standard plan, now at $12.99 per month, which allows you to stream on more than one device and in HD. Wait. Wut? I don’t need that! I signed up years and years ago, so who knows why I chose that option. HD is nice, but my semi-crappy monitors don’t need it. It’s only me here, so I don’t need to stream on more than one device at a time. The standard plan also got the biggest rate hike.
Netflix also has a basic plan. One device and no HD, at $8.99 (new rate, up from $7.99). I just switched to that one, and it will take effect on the 18th. I don’t think it will alter my viewing, but I wonder if it will take some HD programs off the table for me? It shouldn’t, but what do I know.
This is only saving me four dollars per month, but still. I’m passing this along in case you, too, have that default standard plan that maybe you don’t need.
If your ISP caps or throttles your internet based on bandwidth usage, you’ll see an improvement. We never stream HD because it uses so much more and our ISP has a cap.