Netflix Has Just Raised It’s Prices – Did You Spot It?

NOTE: Before you start worrying, this only seems to affect new customers or those changing their plan. No email has been sent out to subscribers and your current plan will still show the old price – you will likely receive an email from Netflix nearer the time when your price will increase.

Netflix have today, rather quietly, just increased their prices. For most people they will be paying an extra 50p ($1 in the US) a month for the Standard 2-screen package – from £7.49 ($9.99) to £7.99 ($10.99). The Basic 1-screen package remains unchanged at £5.99 ($7.99) but the Advanced 4-screen Ultra HD package goes up £1 ($2 in the US) from £8.99 ($11.99) to £9.99 ($13.99).

You can check your current price here: https://www.netflix.com/ChangePlan – which shows your current price and package as well as showing the new prices if you choose to change. At the moment we have not been able to confirm how long your current package price will be available as it still shows your old price for your current plan.

The new prices being shown on an existing ‘1-screen’ plan.

The old price being shown on an existing ‘2-screen’ plan with the new price for ‘4-screen’.

We assume the price increase will affect other regions around the world in a similar way. If you notice the change in price in your region then please do comment below.

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40 thoughts on “Netflix Has Just Raised It’s Prices – Did You Spot It?

  1. Didn’t they raise prices only just recently? If so pretty shocking. And shouldn’t we all get a pre-requisite E-mail telling us so? Still says £7.49 for me on a standard 2 screen hd package.on my account page.

    1. Thats what I thought – that prices had been raised by a fair bit only maybe 12-18 months ago, so it was presumed another rise wasn’t likely for a while. I don’t mind too much, especially if it means they’ll invest in more content, esp. original content but if it goes up to more than a tenner for the standard package, I’d think twice.

  2. I’ve updated the blog post with the following: NOTE: Before you start worrying, this only seems to affect new customers or those changing their plan. No email has been sent out to subscribers and your current plan will still show the old price.

    1. Two american sites. Not surprising that they refer to American prices.

      Have you read the article I posted? I’ve put screenshots in from 2 UK accounts that clearly show the change in price as well as the graphic that shows what the UK prices are changing to.

    2. OK, so how do you explain that the UK price has changed from £7.49 to £7.99 for 2-screens and from £8.99 to £9.99 for 4-screens?

      From my experience the UK sites saying it’s US-only generally see US news and report it as-is. Look how many times US-additions are posted on UK sites because they’re too lazy to find the UK-related stuff?

      Anyway, I guess we’ll agree to disagree but I have posted screenshots of the UK price increase.

    1. It was actually £7.49 to £7.99 and there’s not been an email (well, I haven’t had one). However, you may have been on their older price plan at £6.99 in which case yours will have gone to the new £7.99 with an email ‘warning’ before it was applied.

  3. I’m sure the increase will be applied to existing subscribers within the next 12 months.

    But you know what? I’m quite happy to pay it. Even at the new price, it’s still significantly less than the BBC license fee, with much better content. And at least if I ever decide I don’t want to watch it, I’m free to stop paying for it without getting threats.

    1. As I mentioned in a comment, at the time it was only new customers and I said you’d likely get an email when your price would increase. I shared a screenshot of my price increase email on social media recently too.

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