Good News Gang, Netflix Is Upping Its Price Again

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In what sure feels like something that shouldn’t be happening as frequently as it does, Netflix is upping its subscription charge.

Shockingly, it did not try to blame anything on Putin. But…

Just weeks after bumping the price of its subscription tiers by $1 or $2 in the United States and Canada, the streaming service has issued yet another price hike, this time impacting its subscribers in the UK and Ireland.

So… both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are getting fvcked. Cool?

The streamer cited an increased focus on original content as the reason for the changes. So, not gas prices or supply chain issues. Neat.

According to Deadline, the increased price marks the first increase to the basic plan in 10 years in the UK and first increase in basic package in eight years in Ireland.

Netflix just upped us here in America in October 2020, in case you wanna keep track with me.

Under the new pricing, the basic plan, which allows subscribers to watch on one screen at a time and does not include HD and Ultra HD, climbed from £1 ($1.31) to £6.99 ($9.19) in the UK and by €1 ($1.10) to €8.99 ($9.92) in Ireland. 

The second tier level, the standard package, increased by £1 ($1.31) to £10.99 ($14.46) in the UK and by €2 ($2.20) to €14.99 ($16.54) in Ireland. Allowing subscribers to watch on four screens at once with Ultra HD available, the premium plan will see the largest increase, seeing a hike of £2 ($2.63) in the UK and €2 ($2.20) in Ireland. 

 In the U.S., a Netflix subscription now costs $10 per month for the basic package, $15.50 per month for the standard plan, and $20 per month for the premium plan.

If you are on the basic package… Just why?

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