Netflix Considering US Streaming-Only Subscription

Netflix is considering a new plan to stream music, videos and movies limited only to the United States.

According to the Christian Science Monitor web-based movie rental and mail order service provider Netflix is exploring all options to launch a new plan only for streaming in the US.

The chief executive officer and co-founder of the company Reed Hastings has offered a hint that the scheme may roll out as soon as late 2010.

“We are looking at adding a streaming-only option for the USA over the coming months.” stated Hastings in a post on company’s blog.

According to the blog post, the Los Gatos, California-based Netflix is planning a similar service to the one it launched in Canada for a subscription fee of $7.99 this week.

The US plan will allow users to access unlimited streaming and the ability to rent one DVD at a time for $8.99 per month.

It also plans to collaborate with NBC Universal for TV shows like Eureka, The Office and Battlestar Galactica.