You got an extra dollar to spare?
All your favourite Netflix shows are about to come at a higher price. Starting this November, two popular subscription plans will see a price hike. The Standard two-screens streaming plan will now cost $10.99 a month (from $9.99) and the Premium four-screen plan that includes Ultra HD will now cost $13.99 (from $11.99). The regular plan that is $7.99 a month, that only allows one-screen streaming in standard definition, will see no price change.
These new prices only affect American viewers, so Canada is good...for now.
“From time to time, Netflix plans and pricing are adjusted as we add more exclusive TV shows and movies, introduce new product features and improve the overall Netflix experience to help members find something great to watch even faster,” the company said in a statement via Variety.
The price increase should come as no major surprise since Netflix continues to produce some of the most popular series out there, Stranger Things, Orange Is The New Black and House of Cards being the most well-known shows to come from the platform. It's also a comparison to other streaming services such as HBO, $14.99 per month, and Hulu, $11.99 per month.
We recently compiled a list of some of the top Fall picks to hit Netflix this season. Whether you decide to stay as a member or want to cancel your subscription after this month, it's worth it to get a few flicks in such as Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood, Donny Darko, Stranger Things 2, Chirs Brown: Welcome To My Life, The Hateful Eight, I Love You, Man and more.
Another series that's set to hit Netflix is "The Punisher." The show that follows Frank Castle setting out for revenge on those who killed his loved ones was supposed to be at New York's Comic-Con this weekend but was pulled due to the nature of gun violence in the show.
"We are stunned and saddened by this week's senseless act in Las Vegas. After careful consideration, Netflix and Marvel have decided it wouldn't be appropriate for Marvel's The Punisher to participate in New York Comic Con. Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and those affected by this tragedy," a statement from both Marvel and Netflix read.