Somewhere, deep down, we knew it was coming. Netflix have raised their prices for most of their subscriptions for the first time in two years – but it’s not likely to break the bank (yet).
Their standard, two-screen, HD-inclusive subscription, which previously cost £7.49 per month, has been bumped up to £7.99, while the premium plan, which allows multiple users to watch at the same time, has been bumped up by £1 to £9.99 per month. The basic one-device plan, which does not include HD viewing, will remain at £5.99 per month.
While the change will be effective immediately for new subscribers, existing members will be notified at least 30 days in advance – depending on your billing cycle – of the impending price hike.
A statement from Netflix explains the rather obvious reasons for the change:
“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,” the statement reads, along with some rather impressive statistics that back this up, including the fact that the number of titles available to watch in the UK has increased by 221% in the last five years.
With Stranger Things season 2 arriving later this month, and the Crown coming in December, we reckon not too many Netflix users will lose sleep over that extra 50p.