- Associated Press - Monday, November 22, 2010

THE NEW PLAN: Netflix is introducing a U.S. subscription plan for $8 per month that doesn’t include any mailed DVDs, just movies and TV shows streamed over the Internet.

THE OLD PLANS: The most popular plans that include mailed DVDs will see price increases of between $1 and $3 per month.

THE BACKGROUND: Catching itself somewhat by surprise, Netflix Inc. is finding that subscribers are already spending more time watching its Internet streams than they are on watching DVDs. A plethora of devices, including game consoles, now make it possible to show Internet movies on TVs.