Under the current $7.95 a month subscriber plan, only two programs can be streamed simultaneously under one account, but Netflix, apparently believing large families are often cramped by that limitation, will double the streams for $11.95 a month, arstechnica.com reported Tuesday.
Netflix did not announce a date for the availability of the new plan other than to say the option would be added in the United States "shortly."
Netflix said although it expects "fewer than 1 per cent of members" to opt for the new price plan, "For the relatively few folks who bump up against the two simultaneous stream limit, we've provided a new option," Netflix spokesman Jonathan Friedland said.
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