What you need to know
- Netflix is getting more expensive just a year after it last saw a price hike.
- Basic, Standard, and Premium tiers are seeing price increases of around 10%.
- A 4K Premium subscription now costs $19.99 per month.
The popular movie, TV show, and documentary streamer Netflix has announced another price increase that will see all three of its plans jump by around 10%. The prices are in force now for new customers while those who are existing subscribers will see their prices change over time. Netflix did confirm that people will be given 30 days' notice before the price comes into effect on their accounts.
The new move means that customers on the Basic plan will see their subscription increase from $8.99 per month to $9.99, while the Standard plan jumps from $13.99 to $15.99. People who paid $17.99 for the all-singing and all-dancing Premium tier will now pay $19.99.
That Premium tier is likely to be the one that many people reading this are using. It enables 4K content and allows up to four people to stream content at the same time — perfect for families.
Priced at $19.99 it's impossible to ignore the fact that Netflix's Premium subscription now costs four times that of Apple TV+. Yes, the catalogs are different in terms of the sheer amount of content available on Netflix but still, the price is indeed getting higher than many would like to pay.
Netflix is still one of the best Apple TV viewing experiences around and with so much content available it's impossible to ignore. But if you're looking to cut your cloth this year, Apple TV+ is a growing force that could immediately save you $15 each month.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.