Netflix users might be taken by surprise this week.
Not only are we set to watch every single piece of content Netflix has to offer over the next month or two, but we’re also set to pay a little extra for that privilege, too. Following a warning to users back in October, the popular streaming platform will be increasing its prices for both Standard and Premium users starting this week, with millions affected by the change.
The price hike will mark the third in just three years and will see Standard subscriptions increase from £8.99pm to £9.99pm, and Premium subscriptions increase from £11.99pm to £13.99pm.
The Basic plan, which allows users to only watch on one screen, will remain at £5.99pm.
Speaking of the decision to hike up the cost to customers, a Netflix rep told The Telegraph: “Our price change reflects the significant investments we’ve made in new TV shows and films, as well as improvements to our product.
“Our price change reflects the significant investments we’ve made in new TV shows and films, as well as improvements to our product.”
The streaming platform has significantly ramped up its Original production in recent years, with hits such as Stranger Things, Sex Education, Black Mirror and more. Netflix has also gone from dipping their toes in big-budget films to throwing themselves right in – with recent releases including George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky, Enola Holmes, and Will Ferrell’s Eurovision.
Here are the monthly prices for UK streaming platforms to compare:
- Netflix UK: Basic – £5.99 | Standard (two screens) – £9.99 | Premium (four screens) – £13.99
- Disney+: £5.99
- Amazon Prime: £7.99 (including free delivery, Prime Video and more) | £5.99 (Prime Video only)
- Now TV: £9.99 (Entertainment/TV pass) | £11.99 (Sky Cinema/movie Pass)
- Britbox: £5.99