LONDON – Netflix prices have gone up in the UK. The increase set to come into effect this week for existing customers.
Netflix Price Rises in The UK
In the UK, Netflix now costs:
- Basic £5.99 per month (no change)
- Standard £9.99 per month (up from £8.99)
- Premium £13.99 per month (up from £11.99 per month)
The equivalent plans in the U.S. cost US$8.99, $13.99, and $17.99. It’s fair to say the move is unlikely to be received well in the UK, which has just entered its third national lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Defending the increase, a Netflix spokesperson told Variety:
This year we’re spending over $1 billion in the U.K. on new, locally-made films, series and documentaries, helping to create thousands of jobs and showcasing British storytelling at its best –– with everything from ‘The Crown,’ to ‘Sex Education’ and ‘Top Boy,’ plus many, many more.
It’s not the only streaming service to up its prices either. The cost of Disney+ is set to rise from £5.99 ($8.14) to £7.99 ($10.87) on February 23. At £/$4.99 a month Apple TV+, still very much remains at the cheaper end of the spectrum for streaming services, with no known plans to increase.