Netflix to offer "streaming only"

Netflix has said the company plans to offer its online streaming service on a stand-alone basis. Netflix customers currently pay a fixed monthly subscription fee for access to the company's popular by-mail DVD service as well as its online streaming service.

McCarthy said that the company still remains focused on providing a bundled offering, but said he understands that some viewers will find a stand-alone streaming service to be compelling, particularly as more compatible devices become prevalent.