Netflix details rate changes for US customers

May 9, 2014
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There had been some recent talk of rate increases for European Netflix customers, and it looks like US customers will also be affected. Netflix recently began alerting US customers about the upcoming rate increase, though it seems current subscribers will be safe for a while.

Details coming from Netflix show how the rate will increase by $1 per month. This means new subscribers will be paying $8.99 per month, as opposed to the $7.99 current customers are paying. Current customers can likely expect a rate hike, though that will be at least two years out.

Netflix has sad they guarantee current subscribers "plan and price will not change for two years." Based on the wording in that statement, specifically with the mention of "plan," we cannot help but wonder if any changes are coming for the plans. Time will tell, but for now it looks like new customers will be paying $8.99 per month and current customers will continue at $7.99.

Price increases are almost always unwelcome, but we do have to commend Netflix for giving current customers a 24-month lead time before any increase. So, having said that; anyone think this will cause new customers to look elsewhere for their streaming needs? For now Redbox remains priced at $8 per month and that includes streaming as well as 4 kiosk rentals per month.


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  • Blane Stroud

    I literally couldn’t care less about a $1 hike. It is still the best service for streaming and it is well worth the money. Hell, I’d probably still pay if they doubled the price. As long as they keep adding quality programming, I’m in. Their original stuff alone is worth the price of admission.

    • cleefson guerrier

      Agreed

  • michael sanchez

    Never been a big fan so it. doesn’t mater much to me

  • Jesslyn Hendrix

    Can you say “Thank you Verizon & Comcast”?