Q. I have Disney Plus and Hulu and I like that both are under $10 a month. I was thinking of adding Netflix, but can you get it for under $10 a month like Disney and Hulu? — Christie, Laramie, Wyoming.
Christie, you’re right. Disney+, and Hulu’s subscription Video on Demand service, each offer streaming plans for under $10 each. Disney goes for $6.99 a month while Hulu’s ad-included plan costs $5.99 a month.
Both are great deals for a cost-conscious consumer. But what about Netflix, the nation’s leading streaming service? Does Netflix offer a sub-$10 package?
The answer is yes, but before you sign up, hear me out. You don’t want to.
Why do I say that?
Netflix’s least expensive plan, called Basic, costs $8.99 a month. It includes all the programming found in Netflix’s Standard $12.99 a month, and Premium $15.99 a month packages. But what it doesn’t include is High-Definition programming. All shows and movies are displayed in standard-definition, which lacks the vividness, realism and detail of a HD image.
The $8.99 plan also permits you to only watch on one screen at a time, meaning while you’re watching, no one else in your family can at the same time.
So if you’re thinking of getting Netflix, I would strongly recommend subscribing to at least the $12.99 a month plan, which includes High-Definition and enables you to watch on two screens at the same time. (The $15.99 package permits you to watch on four screens simultaneously, and it includes 4K programming, if you have a 4K TV.)
By the way, Netflix now is offering a 30-day free trial so you can check it out without paying a dime.
Christie, hope that helps. Happy viewing, and stay safe!
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I have to disagree with not recommending the Netflix one screen SD plan for $8.99. This plan is great for some people that want to save money & are single such as myself. The SD video is in 480p which still looks good on 32 inch or smaller TVs. This plan would work great for people that subscribe to more than one streaming service.