Netflix announced today (we previewed here) that they will begin offering a streaming only plan at $7.99 per month.   This is exciting news for everyone that wants a cheap way to watch some of Netflix’s thousands of titles without receiving discs in the mail.  Previously you had to have at least one DVD  a month plan to enjoy streaming.

What isn’t good news is Netflix announced that they will be increasing prices across the board on all of their combo plans.  insert sad smiley face here.  While we don’t think these changes will affect their dominance on the market.  With increasing postal prices and more lucrative streaming deals recently announced, the company probably needs this to continue to search out more deals for its subscribers.  It just not very holiday friendly.