LoveFilm Streaming Only Package Reduced To £4.99 A MonthWritten by John Thompson on January 9, 2012 · Filed under TV/Movies
Netflix may have taken the US market by storm when it launched years ago to much fanfare and subscribers, but if LoveFilm has anything to do with it, the Netflix UK launch won’t be as easy for the North American company.
In response to Netflix’s launch of a £5.99 / €6.99 streaming package in the UK and Ireland, LoveFilm, which was recently bought by Amazon, has responded immediately by cutting the cost of its own streaming package to £4.99.
Although the movie catalogue offered by LoveFilm isn’t what you’d call extensive, it’s better stocked than Netflix’s initial launch movie collection. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for TV series, where Netflix streaming wins hands down.
With both companies now offering a very similar service at very similar prices, consumers will find it quite difficult to choose between them and it’s likely that a lot of LoveFilm customers will stay with them for the time being, or at least until their free Netflix trial ends.
We’ll be running a comparison article between the two in the next few days on Zath, so keep your eyes out for that one, too!
Via: Gizmodo UK