Netflix has officially announced that they are adding a $1 per month charge to all users who rent Blu-ray discs from the service.
“Blu-ray movies are more expensive than standard definition movies,” Netflix said in a email sent to customers on Wednesday.
The fee will appear in November and anyone who does not want to be charged the extra dollar can opt out of receiving Blu-ray discs.
I’m not surprised by this at all, Netflix isn’t doing this to screw its customers because it actually does cost them more money to purchase Blu-ray discs. Let’s be honest though, it’s only $1 and it seems like just a few months ago when Netflix decided to lower the price of many of its plans (including mine, which went from about $19.50 per month to about $18.35).
I currently don’t receive Blu-ray discs from Netflix because I don’t have a Blu-ray player but I’m asking for one for Christmas and if Santa decides that I was good this year I’ll be happy to pay the extra $1 per month to get all the high-def discs I can eat (or play in a single month).