Netflix increase prices for UK customers

Global streaming service Netflix has announced that their UK customers will now have to pay more for their monthly subscriptions. This is the first time the company has increased its prices since October 2017.

The ‘standard’ payment service – where a customer gets to use the streaming service on two devices at the same time – saw its price rise from £7.99 to £8.99 a month.

Netflix’s ‘premium’ tariff will rise from £9.99 to £11.99. The only payment structure that will remain the same is their basic service – which is £5.99 a month.

There is no confirmed date when this will take effect, but it will be over the next few weeks. However, new customers will have to pay the inflated fee immediately.

Netflix has blamed the rise in prices on its increased investment in new TV shows and films. The price increase will not be given to Irish customers, just those based in England, Scotland and Wales.