Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 1:18 pm.

Netflix splits streaming and DVD subscriptions

If you only want to stream, it’s still $8 per month. If you only want to rent DVDs, it’s now a separate service, starting at $8 per month. And if you want both, it’s now at least $16 per month.

What’s Netflix doing? Pushing its subscribers toward the streaming-only future by weaning them off DVDs, for one. And in the meantime, charging people who want DVDs in the mail more money — because it costs more money to mail them.

Blu-ray disc subscriptions will still carry an additional charge.