Netflix’s US price increases will hit users in May – Engadget


Hey, @netflix….for this price, I better be getting the next season of The Crown ASAP. pic.twitter.com/OuhlWz9VIr

— Laura (@lbrgdl) April 3, 2019

The basic plan is rising from $8 to $9, while the standard package (which offers HD streaming on two devices simultaneously) is jumping from $11 to $13. The premium plan, which offers UHD streaming on up to four devices at once, will cost $16 instead of $14.

Netflix says it’s increasing prices to help it pay for original shows and movies. Shows and movies such asStranger Things, Our Planet, Black MirrorandThe Irishmanaren’t cheap. Netflix is also shelling out for other popular programming for its library, includingFriends.It spent $12 billion on content in 2018 and that figure is expected to rise to $15 billion this year.

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