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If you’re in the UK, Netflix will soon be up to 20-percent more expensive

At least it’s not due to Brexit.

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If you’re a Netflix subscriber in the UK, your monthly bill might increase “over the coming weeks.” That’s according to The Guardian, who reported on the new changes on Thursday.

Higher quality content, higher prices

A Netflix spokesperson told The Guardian that “the increases should be seen in context of the hundreds of millions the company has spent on UK-made content in the past few years, such as The Crown.”

  • The price of a basic plan, which allows viewing on one device in SD only, remains unchanged at £5.99.
  • The cost of a standard plan is increasing by £1 to £8.99. This is the plan most Netflix subscribers in the UK choose, which gives HD viewing on two devices at the same time.
  • The premium plan, which allows up to four devices to watch at the same time, is increasing by £2 to £11.99. This is the only tier that allows you to stream Netflix’s 4K content.
  • New subscribers will pay the increased rates immediately. Existing subscribers will take a few weeks to see an increase in their bill.

Netflix increased its pricing for the US and countries that use the US dollar for billing around six months ago. Both increases in price are an attempt to drive revenue without reducing the mammoth budget set aside for the production of new content.

What do you think about the raised pricing? Are you ok with paying a bit more for Netflix or is this a dealbreaker? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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