Netflix Prices Set to Increase for U.K. Subscribers From November

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    Following yesterday's announcement of price hikes in the U.S., Netflix has now confirmed that some U.K. subscribers can also expect to pay more for the video streaming service going forward.

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    Those on the Basic tier, costing £6 a month, won't see a price increase. However, that's where the good news ends, because anyone on the Standard tier, which includes shows in HD and the ability to watch on two screens simultaneously, will see their monthly bill rise from £7.50 per month to £8.

    Meanwhile, users who pay for 4K HDR privileges and the ability to watch on four screens at once are set to pay £10, up from £9. The cost increases will come into effect beginning November. Netflix said it will inform existing subscribers of the price hikes on October 19.

    Germany and France are among the other European countries where prices will rise, while subscriptions were tweaked in Canada, Latin America and some Nordic countries earlier this year.

    Netflix is set to debut the second series of its hit original series Stranger Things on October 27. This week, the company also released an official Stranger Things mobile game, which iPhone and iPad users can download from the App Store for free.

    (Via What Hi-Fi.)

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  2. TrickyTree1984 macrumors regular

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    Yet another sting in the tail of brexit. Thanks leavers, thanks a bunch
     
  3. Porco macrumors 68030

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    I will have to cut back 1 Poundland blu-ray every 2 months. Oh well.

    The US just got a price rise too though didn’t it? I was bracing myself for a bigger increase tbh, partly due to Brexit nonsense.
     
  4. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    Pleasure.
     
  5. M275 macrumors newbie

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  6. kkamann macrumors member

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    Another $1 a month? That’s it. I’m reconnecting the cord.

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  7. SCOLANATOR macrumors 6502a

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    Still a good deal for 4k. But if it goes any higher I think I’ll go to cancelling the service and only paying for individual months (or free trials) when something worth watching comes out.
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    Seems most territories are getting a price increase?

    Also you’re very welcome ☺️
     
  8. mrklaw macrumors 65816

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    I'll suck up £10, but one penny more and I'll likely drop a tier. I'm on a 4k plan because I got a new TV, but honestly I watch most stuff on my ipad during my commute so it isn't getting the best from it.
     
  9. Jsameds macrumors 68030

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    Nothing to do with Brexit mate, but if it makes you feel better then carry on using it as a scapegoat.
     
  10. Mike MA macrumors 65816

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    Same in Germany, not exiting the European Union.
     
  11. truesepho macrumors regular

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    I can’t believe people are actually complaining for 1 £/€/$ price increase for a service that offers so much as such a small price
     
  12. tomd25 macrumors member

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    I ditched Netflix last time they increased the price here. Not enough quality content compared to other countries (which I used to be able to access via a proxy!) to warrant paying for it. I only watch a couple of films a month so that money is better spent on iTunes for me.
     
  13. itsmilo macrumors 65816

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    This reminds me that i haven’t paid my cousin for Netflix in almost a year. Ooops
     
  14. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I didn't realize that brexit also caused the Netflix price increase in the US. I'm now against brexit because it caused the Netflix price increase in the US. Many thanks for posting.
     
  15. samxv macrumors newbie

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    I've been on the 4k for £8.99 but its mostly Netflix originals that have 4k, mostly everything else I've watched does not offer 4k... after I've watched Stranger Things 2 in 4k at the end of October I'm just gonna go back to standard and save £2 a month.
     
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    If i cancelled Netflix over this increase, then the family would never forgive me. Almost every member uses netflix on a daily basis.
    I only hope that the additional money will mean they will get some more "Day After Broadcast" releases (like Star Trek Discovery). That also helps with the "rampant" torrenting and stream-ripping everyone seems to be concerned about.
     
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    Compared to the £68pm my friend pays for his Sky subscription - still a bargain.

    Personally though I can't fathom the whole Sky thing. Why would anyone pay that much to have adverts shown to them 50% of the time? Especially when their CS skills are on a par with NTL, for those who can remember that shower of...

    Netflix used to be best described as "spend just as long finding something to watch as you do actually watching the content". Well those days seem long gone and as long as they continue to improve, I am happy to pay.
     
  18. WitneySi macrumors newbie

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  19. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Do you know what I could do with that £1. Er, ermmm, oh, ah, hmmm. Not a lot actually.

    It’s still cheaper than the tv licence I have to pay every year so the BBC can make programming, which they can then try to sell to me again at a later date on UHD Blu-Ray because they didn’t broadcast it in that resolution. Probably.

    Programming costs a hell of a lot of money, hopefully Netty will get more quality shows in their lineup.
     
  20. theluggage macrumors 68030

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    No.
    This is just Netflix's global price rise.
    The consequences of brexit will come after brexit. You know: cause, then effect.
     
  21. NeilHD macrumors regular

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    I'm still paying £5.99 per month billed via iTunes, and can watch with HD on as many screens as I want...
     
  22. DMWARP macrumors newbie

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    Kinda like how the Leave campaign used the EU as a scapegoat.

    Oh and I’m still waiting for that extra £350 million a week for the NHS - give Nigey a nudge.
     
  23. Michael Goff Suspended

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    "US Netflix prices rise" - OUTRAGE
    "UK Netflix prices rise" - Calm

    A tale of two threads.
     
  24. badbrain macrumors newbie

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    The US and EU have price hikes too. No brexit paranoia here. Move along.
     
  25. foxcub6 macrumors regular

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    Don’t be a dick
     

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