Netflix announced an update to its account management page for customers in the U.S. The change, the company says, will make it easier to individually manage your streaming and DVD plan choices.
Don't worry. There's no Qwickster-like madness coming with the change.
"Outside of the Your Account page, the Netflix experience is unchanged, with prices for both streaming and DVD plans remaining the same," says Netflix Senior Manager, Product Innovation, Eddy Wu. "All Netflix members, whether they have streaming and/or DVD service, will continue to have one website, one email and password, and one destination for managing their account."
You will only see a change to your bill if you currently have a streaming-only plan or a DVD-only plan and later add the other service. At that point, you'll see separate charges for the two plans.
Netflix says you'll start to see the change over the next month, though on a support page, it says the new Account Management page went live on Thursday. I guess it will take some time to roll out to everyone.
Further details of what has actually changed are kind of sketchy. Here's the support page Netflix references.