Can’t deny, this is some pretty crappy news – especially as the winter months are getting closer and Netflix marathons are what winter is made of! But in case you weren’t aware, your monthly subscription to the streaming site are about to go up in price.
If you’ve already got a Netflix subscription, you’ve got a bit of extra time as the new prices are being rolled out immediately to all new subscribers. Those who are already members will be given 30 days notice of the price changes which will be rolling out over the next few months.
So far, the Netflix subscription fee has already risen in Canada and Latin America, while France and Germany aren’t going to be far behind in the process.
For the UK, the following is planned to happen:
- Basic plan: £6 – no increase
- Standard plan (enables HD streaming as well as watching Netflix from two separate devices): currently £7.50 per month, but will increase to £8 per month
- Premium plan (enables you to watch 4k content on four different devices): currently £9 per month, but will increase to £10 per month
Here’s what Netflix themselves had to say on the subject:
“From time to time, Netflix plans and pricing are adjusted as we add more exclusive TV shows and movies, introduce new product features and improve the overall Netflix experience to help members find something great to watch even faster”
So if you’re planning on getting back into Stranger Things when season 2 starts in a couple of weeks, or Gotham or any of those other great shows, you’re going to have to prepare yourself for the extra added cost. Though with a 50p increase, pretty sure we can all afford to fork out that so we don’t miss out on those Netflix binges.
If you’ve somehow missed the whole hype of how great Netflix is and can’t decide what to watch, check out our guide of what’s coming up this October.