Oh dear. If you want great content, you’re going to have to pay for it, which means your monthly Netflix bill is going up ever so slightly.
The popular streaming service quietly announced it’s raising the price of its $8.99 plan to $9.99 per month, saying it’s a necessary evil in order to bring customers great content. And, yeah, sure, Netflix offers some of the best original content around, but it still doesn’t appear to be sitting well with subscribers, as some are already threatening to leave the service. Such is life.
According to The Verge, the increase in price takes effect immediately for new subscribers; anyone who is currently subscribed apparently won’t have to pay the higher price until October 2016. Customers can always opt for Netflix’s cheapest plan, which streams non-HD content for $7.99, but who really wants that? Netflix’s hiked $9.99 plan allows for two simultaneous streams, and includes HD.
Seeing as Netflix has continued to offer some of the best original content around, a small price increase was inevitable. Not only do we have shows like Jessica Jones and Daredevil season 2 on the horizon, but there are also a ton of new shows for kids on the way, along with Netflix’s first original feature length film, Beasts of No Nation, which will be available this month.