NEWS: Netflix increases prices for UK subscribers

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    1. Andy Bassett

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      Time to cancel my netflix I think, we haven't really been watching much the last few months.

      They tend to cancel stuff alot as well so there's little point starting most of their shows.
       
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      What happens if I pay through Sky?
       
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      Still well worth it. Just be nice if they could sort out their crap bitrate.
       
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      £2 more might not sound much but £12 a month total does. Then again £144 a year might not sound much - except it's on top of the TV licence. So it is a lot unless youre sharing a sub and watching something every day. I wonder how many longer term users are only watching the odd thing but still paying out every month

      And the bitrate isnt "crap". It's very well optimised to give a good enough UHD picture without requiring a bandwidth that only a few people have, plus greater demands on the internet infrastructure and their own server capacity. On the audio stream increase thread a few posters seemed to think huge bitrates were just a switch needing to be thrown if only they could be bothered.
       
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      I still think it's great value for money even at £11.99 a month, if this means more content thats worth watching then I'm all for it, on the other hand when Disney release their subscription service Netflix may have a worthy competitor on its hands and may lose more customers that way.
      If both were £9.99 I could see people subscribing to both but maybe not if its more.
       
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      I don't really mind the price increase. I think what bothers me is that it makes me realise now just how poor value the TV license is in comparison.
       
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      I cancelled the TV license a little while ago so it's far easier to swallow these little increases. Netflix and Amazon provide all the content I'd ever need.
       
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      If it wasn't for footy and f1 I'd do the same, I literally don't watch anything live on tv, I mainly watch Netflix or amazon
       
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      I wasn't really using my uhd sub at 9.99 so downgraded to 7.99 hd, I was going to up it again but not now, I may consider cancelling it.
       
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      Being a fairweather Arsenal fan made cancelling sky sports a no brainer for me. Paying the license on top of sky's exorbitant fees puts Netflix's £12 a month into stark contrast.
       
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      Mine is going from £9.99 to £11.99. Still keeping it and good value still as both my son and my daughter use it (but I still pay the bill).

      May re-evaluate when Disney comes out - depends on what Netflix loses as a result.

      Cheers,

      Nigel
       
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      I'm still paying, but wont pay much more month on month.

      While not everything might be worth watching, there is something like 60 "things" coming out this month. Sadly, The Irishman is not one of them yet.
       
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      If Disney releases as much as we'd all like, it's a no brainer for me. Netflix less so. I could (if I could be bothered) to dip in and out of Netflix.
       
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      It don't feel that long ago I was paying £5.99....Now it going to be £11.99..
      Double the price :(

      And my sky TV bill has also gone up £4 per month..:mad:
       
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      I struggle to find anything to watch on Netflix :(

      I may revert to month on / month off for a while.
       
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      I flatly disagree about the licence fee being poor value, but then again, I am strictly Freeview and Freesat only, so no Netflix / Sky / Amazon. I find that there is more than enough on the free channels to keep me happy.
       
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      You don't know what you're missing.
       
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      Oh, but I do know what I'm missing. Game of Thrones, The Crown, overpaid footballers on Sky, Chernobyl ..... I'll live. Actually, the only thing that I've heard of in the last decade on Sky / Netflix / Amazon etc that I would want to watch or have, is the recent Chernobyl. I'm hoping that it is released on disc in due course, and then I will buy the discs. But other than that, no.
       
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      There is some cracking content on Netflix and when did it last raise its price ?
      Mine is now bundled with my sky package so I'm not sure if I will see an increase in my bill. But since I swapped to Sky in November with the black friday deal of £55 a month then in Feburary they tried to increase it to £59.60 a month, an argument that I won, I would argue again that I signed up for Sky with UHD and Movies WITH Netflix for £55 a month.

      Sky and Virgin put up prices every year or so. This is the first price rise I can remember.
       
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      How long does anyone think the Mega Corp Disney is going to keep their price that low?
       
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      Same here,Son, Daughter, Grandson, with me paying to watch ,Kids enjoy so will carry on regardless.
       
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      Netflix is entering household name territory which means they can charge what they want and the majority will still pay it. Sky, Virgin (everyone really..) increases their bills a few quid every year and Netflix is now in a position to do the same.

      You never hear anyone mentioned TV or Sky anymore... it's always 'Netflix'.

      Any extra costs to them will be passed on to customers with the promise of 'continued great service'.
       
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      An extra £6 per year on the £11.99 package we split 4 ways, no biggie.
       
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      :eek:

      How can you be an AV fan and not have Netflix and amazon?! I think the value of both is fantastic compared to the complete rip-off that sky/BT has become. The production values are so high that the they are now producing TV co tent comparable to high budget movies. The man in the high castle, The Expanse, Orange is the new black, Stranger Things, black mirror, the list is endless and most in 4K HDR with atmos for the monthly cost less than buying a single Blu-ray.

      When you work out what your TV and audio setup has cost you per month, the cost of the content to enjoy it is maybe a fraction of one percent?
       
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      Careful now. You'd get less flack on the internet saying you're a fascist than you will saying you're happy with the TV Licence.

      I have both personally and feel both are great value. BBC drama and documentaries are great as are Netflix originals. I split the top tier Netlix with a friend however so it's even better value.
       
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      Ill be keeping it going but come Nov/Dec when my Prime is up for renewal and Disney launches I’m not having all 3, most likely Netflix will go and be renewed every 3rd month for a binge catchup.
      I’ve often thought of cancelling Prime, but then something always shows up to keep be happy.
      My Netflix viewing has decreased over the last 6 months with iPlayer and believe it or not, Nowtv on the up (Game of Thrones, Veep, Chernobyl, Patrick Melrose) and again, Nowtv will go next week as they are all winding up.
      It great it’s a monthly sub you can cancel (well, except for Prime).
      The amount of content and lack of time to watch always plays on my mind, still while watching less Netflix, I’ll give them credit for pushing UHD content, anyone with a new tv is going to want it for at least a month.
       
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      Yeah I don’t mind the 12 pound considering what it delivers but I have cancelled and will move to a binge every 3 or 4 months. Whilst the service is exceptional I did find myself watching less and less so no need for an ongoing monthly sub. I miss the days of travelling when you could get on Canada and the US. That was really worth having.
       
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      It's simply the idea of paying £12 per month regardless of what's new each month - just take a look at this month's releases and think whether you're getting as much for the sub as when you first signed up and binged. Some posts sound like people are happy to pay as if it's a charity and because they've seen some good progs they feel obliged to keep paying them each month.
      Program quality vs money is better with NowTV if you can get it under £4 a month, obviously with just 720p though.
       
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      The thing is though, all the decent BBC material - Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Line of Duty, Bodyguard is on Netflix anyway.

      To be clear, I don't have Sky and I love freeview but past Match of the Day and Grand Designs I never really switch it on.
       

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