Netflix subscription fees rising in UK and US
Netflix is to raise its prices for two of three price plans in the UK, from the 19th October 2017.
The world’s favourite Internet TV service will still offer a £5.99 per month, basic option, which allows for one stream in Standard Definition (SD) quality but the Standard Plan will see a £0.50/ month rise up to £7.99 from £7.49; the mid-tier package allows for two concurrent streams in up to HD (1080p) quality.
It’s customers who are already paying the most that will see the most significant price hike, however, with the Premium price plan going up from £8.99 to £9.99 per month – an increase of around 11.2 percent. Going premium enables an account to have up to four simultaneous streams in up to Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) quality.
"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 company said.
Customers in the US will also be hit with larger increases with the Standard plan going up by one dollar to $10.99 a month, and the Premium plan going up to $13.99 from $11.99.
There are nearly 5.7 million Netflix subscribers in the UK and more than 50 million in the US so that should pay for a new Season, or two, of Stranger Things!