Netflix is rolling out price hikes for existing subscribers in the UK this week, following similar moves in the US and Canada.
Standard tier users will now pay £ 9.99 instead of £ 8.99, while Premium users will pay an additional £ 2, receiving a monthly bill of £ 13.99. The Basic plan will be kept at the same price of £ 5.99. These changes were introduced for new users on December 10.
Existing members will be notified via email, as well as in the Netflix app one month before the new prices are applied to them. Netflix said the price hikes reflected improvements to the streaming service, while highlighting its $ 1 billion investment in UK content.
A spokesperson said: ‘This year we are spending over $ 1 billion in the UK on new locally made films, series and documentaries, helping to create thousands of jobs and showcasing UK storytelling. at its best – with everything from The crown, at Sex education and Top Boy, and many others.
“Our price change reflects the significant investments we’ve made in new TV shows and movies, as well as improvements to our product. Our basic subscription will remain at the same price, ensuring that as many people as possible can enjoy our content. “
The Standard plan allows you to use an account on two screens at the same time, as well as HD streaming. Premium allows viewing on four screens, as well as Ultra HD.