Is Netflix Worth the Subscription Fees You’re Paying?
Is Netflix Worth the Subscription Cost?
A while back I posed the question, “how has technology impacted your finances over the last decade?“. A few readers plugged Netflix as a way to cut down on cable TV expenses (by opting to go with Netflix, network TV, and Hulu or some other web video source). But are they getting their money’s worth? Now there’s a tool to help you find out.
If you’ve made the jump to Netflix but have had a hard time determining whether or not you’re getting your money’s worth, you may want to check out Feedflix. From my understanding of how Feedflix works you enter your Netflix account’s RSS feed and it will provide you with usage statistics, including cost/rental and cost/view. Cost per rental or cost per view should be able to tell you if you’re getting your money’s worth.
Here’s a screenshot of the usage statistics you can expect from Feedflix:
Is Netflix a Money Saver for you?
This site should be really useful in determining which Netflix subscription plan to sign up for, if any. It’s also worth noting that Feedflix is free to use. According to Feedflix (and Netflix), the most popular plan appears to be the 3 rentals per month plan:
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What is the Best Netflix Plan?
For a single person or couple, I see no reason why you’d want more than 1 DVD at-a-time because deliveries are so quick. For those with children, perhaps the 2 DVD’s at a time program would make more sense. The only 2 DVD’s per month (1 at a time) plan seems a little constrictive, plus you only get 2 hours of streaming per month. You can sign up for Netflix here.
- What’s the most rentals you’ve been able to pull off in a month with Netflix?
- What is your cost per rental or view per month?
- Are you getting your money’s worth with Netflix?
- Have you found a more cost effective alternative for videos than Netflix?
- Which Netflix plan are you on (if any). Take the poll!