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The dreaded Netflix price rise is here

But not for everyone

The dreaded Netflix price rise is here
31 May 2019

It was only a matter of time before a Netflix price increase arrived. The studio/streaming powerhouse has decided it needs to raise its prices to keep the original content tap drip feeding onto our screens.

So the bad news is that price rises are on the way. The good news is that it doesn’t affect everyone, and if Netflix was already a little luxury you could only just afford, then this probably doesn’t impact you: the basic £5.99 per month service is staying as it is. That’s the one that doesn’t support HD or 4K and only lets you watch on one screen at a time.

The other two tiers get the increases, though. The standard tariff which lets you watch things in HD on two different screens at a time jumps up £1 to £8.99. The premium tier jumps up £2 to £11.99, but it does offer support for a limited number of 4K shows. Oh, and it lets you watch four screens at a time, which means you could get through the whole catalogue in under a year if you’re proficient at multitasking.

The prices have already changed for people signing up today, while existing subscribers will see their prices change over the next few weeks. You might have time to binge on Black Mirror and Jessica Jones before the price changes, in other words.

After that, you’ll have to consider whether the service is still worth your money. Here are the best Netflix TV shows to help you make up your mind.