Netflix hiking rates around the globe, existing subscribers locked in for now


Netflix is in the process of sending emails to its European and US customers explaining its price increase for new subscriptions. More importantly for existing members, Netflix is committing to a 2 year freeze on any price increases, so for now at least it's a case of carry on as you are. The email in full reads as follows:

Update: we've been informed that Netflix is also rolling this deal out to the US too. We'd expect everybody around the globe with Netflix access will see this price increase in short order. Good times!

Hi Richard,

In order to continue adding more films and TV programmes, we are increasing our price from £5.99 to £6.99 for new members. As a thank you for being a member of Netflix already, we guarantee that your plan and price will not change for two years.

You can review your membership details at any time by visiting Your Account. As always, if you have questions, we are happy to answer them. Please call us at any time on 0800 096 6380.

–The Netflix Team

The rate for new subscribers in the UK has jumped by £1, new US and Canadian subscriptions are $1 more expensive, and new Netflix customers in mainland Europe will pay €1 more. Would that extra pound/dollar/euro put you off from signing up if you haven't already?

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Netflix hiking rates around the globe, existing subscribers locked in for now


For me Netflix wasn't worth it. I already have amazon prime and found I prefer the original programming on Hulu Plus to that of Netflix. Still, if you prefer Netflix to Hulu, it is still a good deal.

I would agree with Allyson. NetFlix is a great deal, particularly since they began adding to their line up with shows like House of Cards. There is no cable access where I live, and with big trees surrounding my home satellite doesn't do well either. NetFlix is my access to TV entertainment, and a $7.99/month it is a deal.

Got the email last night in the US. Still a good deal as Allyson says, but better for existing customers! I hope they do get a lot more content though!

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Already a subscriber but an extra buck isn't going to break the bank. Just get Walking Dead season 4 up already as well as more Dr Who!

I don't mind reasonable rate increases. I just wonder how much of this is because of comcast and losing net neutrality?

Will all these services become like Comcast in the future? A dollar here, and there at first for more content, then the content becomes over, and over, and the the price does not really match what you get. I can see it coming.

As a cord cutter, Netflix is one of my main sources for content. A dollar increase is no big deal. Netflix helps to save me hundreds of dollars over the course if a year.

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I rarely watch "real" television, as i work Graveyard shift. Prices always go up, not down. Netflix has allowed me to surf their offerings and I usually find something of interest. Anyone remember going 2 the "Video Store" and renting Movies?...what a pain! Some people like Hulu, Some Like Netflix....the price increase does not suprise me, I'll still be a subscriber.