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    News - Netflix is also testing cheaper single-device subscriptions in UK

    Cut down standard definition single-device service costs £5.29 pm, or $6.99 pm in the USA.
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    Re: News - Netflix is also testing cheaper single-device subscriptions in UK

    Currently on the 4 stream service for CA$11 a month (I was living in Canada when I originally signed up ) and I could actually do with an extra stream.

    I'm all for giving peoples options but I can't see many people cutting to 1 stream and SD only for a mere 70p a month. Just give your parents/flatmate/friend/otherhalf access to your normal account and ask them for £1 a month. Everyone wins.
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    Re: News - Netflix is also testing cheaper single-device subscriptions in UK

    What is the point of the £5.29 service? It's only 70p cheaper than the HD, 2 stream service. It seems totally pointless and should be no more than £4 a month. Even then i could still see more people paying the extra for the HD service.

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    Re: News - Netflix is also testing cheaper single-device subscriptions in UK

    I currently pay the £5.99 for 2 stream HD service and have done for a while now, don't see the point in SD streaming now. All our elderly relatives have HD TV's now replacing old CRT ones so most standard households now will all be HD.

    I use the service on my PC, phone and PS3, only use 1 stream at a time so guess I am covered by the 2 stream, guess it must mean 2 simultaneous.

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    Re: News - Netflix is also testing cheaper single-device subscriptions in UK

    For that price I agree with with others have said. If it was under £5, then there would be some psychology in the pricing, "now less than a fiver a month".

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    Re: News - Netflix is also testing cheaper single-device subscriptions in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferral View Post
    I use the service on my PC, phone and PS3, only use 1 stream at a time so guess I am covered by the 2 stream, guess it must mean 2 simultaneous.
    Yep its simultaneous streams, not number of devices on it.

    I currently have 4 profiles on my netflix account. Me, Flatmate, Mum, Dad.

    My account is used on at least the following: 3x Tablets, 2x Roku, 3x Phones, 1x PS4, 1x Chromecast, 1x SmartTV and a couple computers in 2 different houses.

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    From the testing I did on netflix recently, you might as well get the SD stream as hardly anything I tried was HD quality
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    Re: News - Netflix is also testing cheaper single-device subscriptions in UK

    Frankly the price difference between one Standard Definition stream and two High Definition streams is quite small. That said, in my house there is only one TV and, yes it is standard definition. Even still I'd rather pay the extra 70p and be able to watch it in HD on my phone and allow others in my house to use it simultaneously. Interested to see if many people will see a need for this 'basic' version of Netflix...

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    Re: News - Netflix is also testing cheaper single-device subscriptions in UK

    Personally think they should break the service into Films and TV shows - but keep the price £4 each or £6 for both.

    Not everyone who wants Films cares about the TV shows - and vice versa.

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