Netflix prices going up for some

13 April 2016

netflix logo The price of Netflix is going to be rising for some of their customers - most notably, the oldest (most loyal?) customers of the video streaming service.

At the moment, Netflix has three packages in the UK - there's Basic, Standard, and Premium.

Basic costs £5.99 per month, which has standard picture quality and only allows one screen to be shown at a time. With the Standard package, that's £7.49 per month, gets you HD (1080p) videos and access on two screens at the same time. If you have the Premium package, you get 4K quality if your internet can take it, and lets you log-in to four screens simultaneously.

Now, if you were an early adopter, and signed-up with Netflix when it first launched, you would have got what is now the Standard bundle, for the price of £5.99. However, that legacy price is going up, to £7.49 which is what everyone is paying who signed-up later than you did.

A similar thing happened in the United States of America, where legacy customers paying $7.99 are now paying $9.99 a month.

Talking to Wired, a spokesperson said: "Later this month, members in the UK will begin to be ungrandfathered. Beginning May, the price update is rolling out elsewhere based on member billing periods. Impacted members will be clearly notified by email and within the service, so that they have time to decide which plan/price point works best for them."

If you are on the Premium package, your price isn't going up and will still be £8.99, and if you don't use Netflix too often, but would like to keep it, you'll be able to carry on paying £5.99 per month, but you'll be put on the Basic package, instead of the Standard one.

Keep an eye out for the email from Netflix, as they'll be telling you this month, or next, about the change in your billing.


1 comment

  • PFC_Hudson
    It would be nice if they used this extra income to secure the rights from AMC to The Walking Dead like the Americans get

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