Netflix changes plans, hikes prices

August 30, 2011 1:45:21 PM PDT
If you're a Netflix customer, this week is the deadline to choose which new plan you want or it will be decided for you.

In July, Netflix announced it was separating its DVD by mail and instant streaming plans. It also announced a price increase, setting off a backlash from subscribers.

On September 1, Netflix ends its $10 a month plan that combined the two options. Starting Thursday, each plan will be offered separately for $8 or $16 for both.

Any Netflix customer who does not select a plan will automatically be enrolled in the combined subscription plan.