Netflix Raising Prices in the UK

Posted on May 31, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Music + Videos, Netflix with 5 Comments

Netflix is introducing price hikes for two of its subscription plans in the United Kingdom. The Guardian reported on Thursday that the streaming service will be introducing price rises of up to 20%. The company introduced similar price rises earlier in the United States while continuing to test new low-tier plans in some other regions.

Unlike the US price raises, the standard plan in the United Kingdom for Netflix will remain unchanged, meaning that the entry-level subscription plan will continue to cost £5.99. But if you have the Standard plan with HD streaming, that will cost £8.99, instead of the previous £7.99.

And if you are on the most expensive plan, the Premium plan with Ultra HD streaming, you will now be paying £11.99, instead of the previous £9.99.

“We change our prices from time to time to reflect the significant investments we’ve made in new TV shows and films, as well as improvements to our product. We have more than 50 productions planned in the UK this year, including new seasons of Black Mirror, Sex Education and After Life. Our basic membership will remain at the same price, ensuring as many people as possible can enjoy our content.” a Netflix spokesperson said.

Those who are new to Netflix will be paying the new price immediately, but existing users will see the price increase “over the coming weeks”.

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Comments (5)

5 responses to “Netflix Raising Prices in the UK”

  1. Gareth

    I understand prices may raise to cover these expensive Netflix exclusives, but its the content the UK gets! it's massively less than what is offered in Netflix USA

    • mattbg

      In reply to Gareth:

      Same issue in Canada, but the competitive options are also lower.

      I'm also OK with price increases. They need to be quite a bit higher for Netflix to cope with the headwinds they face. It's better to do it gradually than all at once.

  2. spacein_vader

    They're getting very close to price parity with the BBC licence fee.

  3. Patrick Yore

    Most people are happy to pay the current subs....if they start getting greedy people will just cancel and start pirating.

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