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Are you paying too much for Netflix?

Back in simpler times—in the year 2014—Netflix was only worth 8 bucks a month.

But since all good things must come to an end, the streaming giant bumped its charge to $10 in 2016. There are, however, more pieces to Netflix’s pay structure than the standard 10 bucks viewers fork out every month. Now that there are all kinds of content providers to choose from—Hulu, HBO Go, Amazon—you may want to reconsider how much you’re paying for your Netflix account.

Netflix provides three streaming plans, each one separated by the number of screens allowed to stream from the same account at one time and the resolution quality. Here’s how each breaks down.

How much does Netflix cost: Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls

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How much does Netflix cost?

Basic

  • Price: $7.99 per month
  • Screens: 1
  • Resolution: Standard definition (SD)

Standard

  • Price: $9.99 per month
  • Screens: 2
  • Resolution: High definition (HD)

Premium

  • Price: $11.99 per month
  • Screens: 4
  • Resolution: HD and Ultra-HD

How much does Netflix cost: Stranger Things

Stranger Things

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If you want to go old-school Netflix, circa 1997, the company still rents out its DVD and Blu-ray discs for varying monthly rates.

Starter

  • DVD price: $4.99 per month
  • Blu-ray price: $5.99 per month
  • Number of discs out at once: 1
  • Number of discs per month: 2

Standard

  • DVD price: $7.99 per month
  • Blu-ray price: $9.99 per month
  • Number of discs out at once: 1
  • Number of discs per month: Unlimited

Premiere

  • DVD price: $11.99 per month
  • Blu-ray price: $14.99 per month
  • Number of discs out at once: 2
  • Number of discs per month: Unlimited

Happy binging.

Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance. 

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