Loyal Netflix UK customers who have been with the service since before 2014 have received notice that the price of a standard monthly membership will rise to £7.49 on July 21st.
On a morning where Great Britain’s financial future looks bleak a £1.50 price hike is the last thing we expect you’d want to hear from the nation’s much beloved virtual video shop but the change is final and comes into play next month. No voting on it. It’s just happening.
The idea of a new price plan was announced over two years ago and it was promised that for the moment existing member’s monthly bills would be frozen as a courtesy, while new joiners would be expected to pay a higher fee for their Netflix and chill. But now the cost changes which arrive in a month’s time will affect those who have subscribed to the Standard 2 screen streaming / HD package since before May 2014, which will go up from £5.99 to £7.49.
In addition, the Basic 1 screen / SD option bumps up to the former’s previous price of £5.99 and a Premium package is also now available for £8.99, offering streaming to 4 screens simultaneously and with up to 4K quality.
Netflix is citing the reason to be the continuation of an ever growing and ever variety selection of TV and movies (dem Adam Sandler flicks doe) and in fairness is being very upfront with allowing customers easy access to amend their account settings or cancel their subscriptions completely before July 21st.
An overview of the new Netflix UK prices beginning July 21st:
Basic membership: £5.99/month. One screen at a time; includes standard definition (SD) streaming only.
Standard membership: £7.49/month. Stream to two screens simultaneously; includes HD streaming.
Premium membership: £8.99/month. Stream to four screens at a time; includes streaming at 4K resolution.