Netflix Launches Family Plan, 4 Simultaneous Streams for $12/Month

Monday April 22, 2013 2:35 PM PDT by Jordan Golson
Netflix announced today that it is rolling out a number of family friendly features in the coming months, designed to make it easier for families with multiple Netflix users to use the service.

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First, the company is introducing a new $12/month streaming plan that offers four simultaneous streams of video, meant for members with large families that run into Netflix's two-simultaneous stream limit. The normal Netflix subscription is $8/month.

Second, the company is introducing a new feature to allow different family members to log their own viewing habits and get recommendations based on what shows they like. Currently, all viewer activity -- parents and kids -- are combined into one stream. As a result, recommendations for kids shows and adult movies are shown next to each other.

Netflix reported today that it has 29.2 million U.S. streaming subscribers, with shares up close to 25 precent after hours.

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Posted: 20 months ago

Netflix is a horrible business model and a dying product.


Worst quote of the century, perhaps?
Rating: 21 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago
People are seriously too cheap for eight bucks a month? Wow.
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago
Meh, still comes down to content, and Netflix didn't do it for me.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago

Netflix is a horrible business model and a dying product.


And I'm the president and am going to give everyone a rocket filled with chocolate. And a puppy.

Seriously though, why do you say that?
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago
This is a really nice feature, not just the streams, but the different logging of viewing habits.

Really nice for people who don't want their kids seeing films show up "because you liked 'Saw'' or something on their feeds haha.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago

Back to torrenting


They're offering me more options at a cheap price? Screw them! I'm going back to pirating!
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago

Netflix is a horrible business model and a dying product.

Compared to what? DVD rental? Cable networks?
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago

Back to torrenting


Was there a point, other than pointing out that you're a pirate?
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago

Netflix is a horrible business model and a dying product.


I guess if by Horrible you mean almost 30 million users, then I agree.....

When was the last time you created a product used by 30 million people?
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago
$12 is still pretty cheap and to get the disney crap out of my recently watched and recommendations will be worth it right there. Netflix is a great source of content even if not complete. I'm happy to pay another $4 a month to get streams for my 2 daughters and I when they are at their mother's house and be legit.
Rating: 2 Votes

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