Netflix is raising its UK pricing
Netflix is now more expensive than ever
Published: 3rd April 2022 | Source: Netflix |
Netflix's pricing will be increased in May for UK subscribers
Price increased are not uncommon these days, and to say the least today's news was expected. Netflix has confirmed that their subscription costs have now risen in the UK, with new subscribers being asked to pay more than ever for Netflix subscriptions.
Netflix's UK price increase comes months after price increased hit the US, with Netflix claiming that their higher subscription costs would help pay for "more entertainment choices" and help the company deliver "an even better experience for our members".
New subscribers to Netflix in the UK will now need to pay £6.99 for a basic (SD, One Screen) subscription (was £5.99), £10.99 for the company's Standard (HD, Two Screens) plan (up from £9.99), and £15.99 for the company's Premium (4K HDR, 4 Screens) subscription (Up from £13.99). Existing Netflix subscribers will see the cost of their Netflix Subscriptions rise on May 1st.
As usual, Netflix has cited content costs as the reason behind their increased pricing. Netflix is adding more shows to their service continually, and the company is commissioning the creation of more content than ever. That said, today's pricing for Netflix Premium has now almost doubled from its original £8.99 pricing. In contrast, Disney+ currently costs £7.99 per month in the UK, and it offers users 4K screaming at that price and offers streaming on up to four devices simultaneously.