I joined Netflix yesterday. Yeah, I know it seems lame to be excited about something that has been around for a long time now, but it doesn’t take much to excite me. Why did it take me so long to try it? Well, I’ve been a DirecTV subscriber for eons. Over the years, with price hikes, etc, my monthly bill has climbed to over $100. Of course the main culprit is that I get all the premium movie channels. I wouldn’t really mind paying that price if I was able to watch enough movies and shows to get my money’s worth. The problem is that for a long while now, it seems like there are never any good movies on. So I’ve decided to do an experiment…
I joined Netflix with their entry level membership. This costs $4.99 per month, which gets you 2 movies during the month, 1 at a time. You actually get a 2 week free trial to start out… If this works out, I’ll probably upgrade to the next level which is $9.99 per month for unlimited movies 1 at time.
I signed up late yesterday afternoon and I’m supposed to get my first movie tomorrow. That’s less than 2 days. Wow. Fast!
So, how many of you use Netflix or similar services instead of paying for premium channels via cable or satellite, or local rental stores?