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Netflix offering bigger choice of plans, purging 100 titles

Netflix offering bigger choice of plans, purging 100 titles

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Dec 31, 2013

New customers of Netflix will soon have a bigger choice of plans.

The largest subscription streaming service in the world is testing new prices based on the number of people who use the account, according to Bloomberg.com.

New customers will be able to watch movies on as many as four devices at once. However, they will have to pay for it -- $11.99 per month.

But for customers who only plan on watching one movie at a time on one device, they can sign up for the $6.99 a month plan.

That $1 makes a difference though. The new $6.99 plan only supports standard definition, meaning customers won't be able to watch a single movie or TV show in HD.

In addition, there will be a $9.99 per month that allows streaming of three movies or television shows at once. The current standard plan is $7.99 per month, which allows two streams at once.

If the new pricing plan is successful, it could be expanded to more customers. Netflix currently has more than 40 million subscribers.

In other Netflix news, the company announced that it was purging approximately streaming 100 titles on Jan. 1.

Popular movies on the chopping block include "Titanic," "Born on the Fourth of July," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Platoon" and "Top Gun."

In addition, television series such as "Dark Shadows," "Mr. Bean" and "The Kids in the Hall" will no longer be available for streaming.

A complete list of movies and shows was posted to Reddit.

A spokesperson for Netflix told CNN that the company routinely adds and deletes titles.

Netflix will also be adding several new titles around the first of the year, including the movies "Jack Reacher" and "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters." And "Dexter" fans will probably be very happy to hear that seasons five through eight will also be available soon.