That’s right! The price for Netflix could potentially rise for us UK users! With a price increase in the USA earlier this year its becoming more and more likely.
This could come as a shock to users, as the price for Netflix was increased just 2 years ago, and now it could go up once again.
Earlier this month, many users of Netflix in the UK saw that prices were changing on the Netflix website, some users reported that all the packages had an increase in price.
The current and normal prices for Netflix in the UK are as follows:
- Basic Package – £5.99
- Standard Package – £7.99
- Premium Package – £9.99
However, the new prices users saw were £6.99, £9.99 and £12.99. That’s a £1 increase on the basic package, a £2 increase on the standard package and a £3 increase on the premium package. There were also reports that some users saw higher prices at £10.99, £11.99, and even £12.99.
@BBC_HaveYourSay Noticed an AB/MVT test on different browsers on new prices for Netflix in the UK .— Nate (@nateeatschicken) 8 March 2019
Chrome has £8.99 standard ; £10.99 Premium
Firefox/IE has £9.99 Standard; £12.99 Premium#Netflix #Personalisation pic.twitter.com/oHpQhJBfWS
Confused by the prices, Digital Spy got in touch with Netflix to solve the mystery. A spokesperson at Netflix clarified the matter, saying:
“We are testing slightly different prices to better understand how members value Netflix,” the spokesperson said. “Not everyone will see this test and we may never roll out these specific prices beyond this test.
“Our goal is to ensure that Netflix is always great value for money.”
So all of the new prices users saw, certainly was not a glitch in the system! Netflix were testing whether people would still buy the product if the price was increased.
Although they said they may never roll out the higher prices, it is worrying that they are testing it – as we know from the past, they are not scared to raise the price for not just new customers but existing ones as well.
Let us know your thoughts on the Netflix prices. Would you still pay for the service if they were to raise the price? Do you think the service is over-priced for the current content?