Netflix announced yesterday (October 5) they would be raising their subscription prices in the US. Sharp eyes, however, have noticed the company quietly raised their prices in the UK as well – effective immediately for new subscribers, and at a later date for existing customers.
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The streaming TV company, loved by cord cutters for their selection and flexibility, will raise prices in the UK on two of their plans – the Standard and the Premium.
The price of the Basic Plan, which only allows streaming to one screen at a time and only in Standard Definition, will remain the same – £5.99.
The price of the Standard Plan, which allows two simultaneous screens, in High Definition, will go up from £7.49 to £7.99.
And the Premium Plan, which allows four simultaneous screens and offers content in 4K Ultra HD, will change from £8.99 to £9.99.
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In a statement, Netflix said:
“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.
New subscribers will see the increase from today. Starting 19/10, existing members will begin to be notified at least 30 days in advance, based on their billing cycle, on when they will see the price change.
Members will be notified with an email and also see a notification within the service. The price change will roll out to members over the course of the next several months. As always, members can view pricing information within their account settings.”
While still offering good value, even with the new prices, Netflix’ prices are now considerably higher than Amazon’s Prime Video subscription. If you opt for Prime Video alone (without the full Amazon Prime shipping benefits), it’ll cost you £5.99 per month – and it already includes 4K content.
NOW TV, Sky’s streaming service, offers a different pricing model with four separate “passes” – for TV (“Entertainment”), Cinema, Kids and Sports. A comparable package, consisting of the Cinema, TV and Kids passes, would cost £20.97. (Check out current NOW TV offers)