Over the last couple of years, Netflix has been easing its subscribers in to price hikes and unfortunately this year, there will be another one. Existing customers will start paying a higher price for the standard and Ultra-HD streaming packages.
Netflix made the announcement earlier today that its standard streaming plan would be jumping from $9.99 per month to $10.99 a month. This plan includes streaming to two devices at once and HD streaming. The Premium plan is jumping from $11.99 to $13.99, which includes streaming on up to four devices and access to Ultra-HD quality.
Netflix issued a brief statement, saying that pricing was adjusted to help add “more exclusive TV shows and movies” as well as introduce more product features. This makes sense, as Netflix has been investing more and more in creating original content to bring people over to its platform.
These pricing changes will be introduced internationally too. In Europe, pricing will jump by one Euro for the standard package and two Euros for premium.
UK pricing has yet to be confirmed but we will update when we hear more on that front.
Update: New UK pricing changes are now confirmed. The 1080p and two device streaming plan will now cost £7.99 per month and the Ultra-HD/four device streaming plan will cost £9.99 per month.
KitGuru Says: I use Netflix often enough to make the price worth it but I imagine there will be a number of complaints about this, particularly from international users. It’s no secret that there is a lot more content locked to the US region compared to other parts of the world. What do you guys think of this move? Will this make you reconsider your subscription or are you happy to keep paying the new price?