Netflix gets an immediate price hike in the UK and Ireland

Netflix has announced a price hike for subscribers in the UK and Ireland. This follows a similar move in the United States in January.

According to Deadline, Netflix’s basic plan (which only allows non-HD content and on one screen at a time) is dropping from £5.99 to £6.99.

The most popular Standard subscription – dual screen and HD – will cost £10.99, up from £9.99. The Premium subscription will cost £15.99 (previously £13.99) and gives you access to four screens and Ultra HD.

New Netflix members will see the price increase immediately. Current subscribers may have a little longer to wait, but should start checking their inbox. According to the Netflix site, “current members will receive an email notification 30 days before their price changes, unless they change their plan.”

In a statement, Netflix said the price hike will allow the streamer “to continue to invest in best-in-class UK productions and deliver a wide variety of quality shows and movies.” The likes of The Witcher season 3 and Vikings: Valhalla season 2 have their productions in the UK and Ireland.

Netflix recently responded to Disney Plus by offering a cheaper, ad-supported tier in its own service saying it has no plans to do the same. In the US, Netflix’s basic plan jumped an extra dollar to $9.99/month.

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