Netflix Price Hike Starts Today

netflix-watchingHave you been a member of Netflix since 2014? If so, you are about to see a price increase on your bill…

Back in 2014 Netflix raised their price from $7.99 a month to $9.99 a month but announced all current subscribers will get to keep their current $7.99 rate for two years as a thank you to their long-term customers. Now that two-year grandfathered status is ending and over the next few months everyone’s rates will jump from $7.99 a month to $9.99 a month. The SD plan will still be available for $7.99 a month.

Just to be clear not everyone’s rate is set to jump at the same time. It will be rolling out over the next few months. You can find out when your price will jump on the Your Account page on Netflix. Just look at the line right bellow what current plan you are subscribed to: https://www.netflix.com/YourAccount

Netflix needs to make this move because they are facing two real issues. First, competition from places such as Hulu and Amazon are driving up the costs of content rights. Second, original content that Netflix is putting so much effort into costs more than buying rights to old shows does.

Although your cost may be going up $2 Netflix is hoping the expanded lineup of great original shows will offset the higher cost. Netflix is also hoping that their deal with Disney to expand their lineup of Disney shows, movies, and other Disney content will help justify the increase.

So does the higher cost of Netflix effect your view of the service? Is the new original content worth $2 more a month to you? Let us know in the comments.

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