Netflix launches streaming-only plan in US

Netflix, currently available in North America on all major consoles, has officially announced a $7.99 streaming-only plan for the US (it's the only option available in the Great White North). For those who prefer their media to be disc-based, the service will be upping prices across the board for all unlimited plans by a few dollars, but you'll still get streaming included.

Netflix's streaming-only plan comes at a time when Hulu (the established DVD-by-mail service's heir apparent) begins building a base on consoles. Hulu Plus currently offers mostly TV show streaming (with commercials) on PS3 for $7.99, with other consoles expected to be supported sometime in the future.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.