Certain Netflix users in the UK are experiencing substantial price hikes. Find out the additional amount you’ll be charged starting today.
The Standard plan priced at £4.99, which includes ads, and the Standard tier at £10.99 are not subject to any price increases.
Viewing series like The Crown and Drive to Survive on streaming platforms has become slightly pricier. Netflix has officially announced that, starting today, two of its well-liked subscription plans are undergoing price increases, resulting in some households paying more than £20 extra annually. The impacted plans consist of the premium tier, now priced at £17.99 (an increase of £2 per month), and the basic subscription, which is now available for £7.99 (a £1 rise in cost).
For those who might not be familiar, the Netflix Premium subscription encompasses ad-free streaming, the ability to watch on up to four devices concurrently, and access to content in impressive 4K quality.
In contrast, Netflix Basics, which is no longer an option for new subscribers, provides an ad-free experience but limits the number of devices you can use for streaming and lacks Ultra HD streaming.
“In our effort to provide additional benefits to our members, we may, from time to time, request a modest increase in their subscription fees,” Netflix stated in a letter addressed to its shareholders. “Our initial pricing remains highly competitive when compared to other streaming services.”
Netflix has implemented a series of alterations in the last year, including the introduction of advertisements and the discontinuation of new user sign-ups for the widely favored Basics plan. Furthermore, the company has taken steps to prevent users from sharing passwords with friends and family, now requiring individual account registrations for all users.
(Author: DAVID SNELLING)