Netflix is now flying high as it has more subscribers than HBO for the first time. According to first quarter reports of 2013, Netflix has 29.17 million domestic subscribers in the US, which are more than 28.7 million subscribers of HBO calculated at the end of last year.
Netflix is on rapid growth as gained over 2 million subscribers during first quarter of 2013. Netflix has ended 2012 with 27.15 million domestic subscribers and now they are more than 29.17 million surpasses HBO's 28.7 million subscribers.
Netflix has already announced today a family plan of four streaming videos in just an affordable price of $11.99. More subscribers are expected due to this affordable yet attractive offer. As right now, Netflix is only offering two simultaneous streams of content at the same time. So it has single users in general. But with its premium family plan offer, it will get more users that can share content with friends and family.
It is also reported on Forbes that Netflix now has more subscribers than the number two premium television channel. It is Encore, which was number one at the end of last year. This indicates the upward growth of Netflix.