Netflix raises price from today if more than one person uses your account
Whenever you recommend someone a TV show or a movie they should watch, what's the first thing they say?
"Is it on Netflix?"
The fact is, pretty much all of us have got it, so more than ever we're turning to the streaming service to fulfil all our movie marathoning and TV-bingeing needs these days. Yet despite its large catalogue and steady flow of original content, not all is well with its fans this week.
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For those living in the United Kingdom, you'll be seeing a price hike for your subscription, with the package going up by 20 per cent. The prices for UK users of Netflix haven't gone up since 2017, but now that's all set to change now.
As of today (May 30), the standard plan will be going up £1 to £8.99, while the premium account will increase by £2 up to £11.99 for both new and existing customers. The basic plan will thankfully stay the same at £5.99.
The aforementioned basic plan only allows you to view Netflix on one device on standard definition options, while the other options give you HD content and more users (standard allows two, premium gives you four device options). Commenting on these changes, a spokesperson for Netflix said:
"We change our prices from time to time to reflect the significant investments we've made in new TV shows and films, as well as improvements to our product.
"We have more than 50 productions planned in the UK this year, including new seasons of Black Mirror, Sex Education and After Life. Our basic membership will remain at the same price, ensuring as many people as possible can enjoy our content."
It doesn't seem people in the UK are too happy about it.
Those who already have an account should expect to see the price changes introduced to your bills within the next few weeks. It shouldn't come as too much of a surprise given that similar price increases were introduced over in the US fairly recently.
With their prices rising, Netflix may have to look out for the competition when Disney launch their streaming service later this year.