Black Friday Best Black Friday Deals Live Now See Deals
Sponsored by
NetFlix Discounts, Deals and Coupon Codes

Netflix to Increase Subscription Fee by 25% for Some Users

If you're grandfathered in at the $7.99 rate for the HD plan, you'll have to start paying $2 more a month this year.
Slickdeals content may contain references to products from one or more of our affiliate partners. If you make a purchase on their site through a link on Slickdeals, we receive a small commission. This in no way affects our opinions on products or services mentioned in our content.

Netflix subscription fees increase

Netflix recently announced that subscribers who were grandfathered into the $7.99 HD digital-only plan in the past can expect to pay $9.99 per month before the summer is here. The increase will match what new subscribers pay today.

The increase can be avoided if you don't mind watching their content in SD quality, but since most people now have an HDTV, I'm going to go out on a limb and say very few will opt for that plan. If you recently upgraded to a 4K Ultra HDTV, you'll have to switch to the Premium plan to access 4K movies and shows on Netflix. That plan will run you $11.99 a month. So if you're going from the grandfathered rate to a Premium plan, you're looking at a 50 percent increase in subscription cost.

Compare this new price increase to Amazon Prime Video, which comes at no additional cost to Prime members and offers 4K content at no extra charge. So the question is, how bad do you want to watch the next season of "House of Cards?"

Netflix subscription plans

Not so Chill, Netflix

Personally, I'm not going to cancel my subscription for an extra $2 a month. I like many of the Netflix original shows and the ability to binge watch them whenever I want. However, it's still a 25 percent increase and I can see people switching to Amazon Prime Video instead.

If you want to see when your account is due for the price increase, log into Netflix and click "Your Account" in the drop-down menu at the top right of your screen. You should then see this screen. I'll be able to ride the $7.99 wave until May 9th apparently.

Netflix subscription price increase

Do you see yourself cancelling your Netflix subscription when the new rates go into effect?



Add a Comment
About the Author

Johan Mengesha is the Editorial Director at Slickdeals in Los Angeles, Calif. Mengesha has written for print and online media outlets since 2003 and has a journalism degree from Cal State Northridge. Published work has appeared in the "Los Angeles Daily News," the "Daily Sundial" and eHow.com.

47 Comments

1 2 3 4
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#2
Do you see yourself cancelling your Netflix subscription when the new rates go into effect?


No.
Reply Helpful Comment? 4 1
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#3
Thanks for heads up!
Comparison to prime would be cool!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#4
Currently have the 8.99 for the 2 Screens + HD Plan...It is guaranteed through at least October 8, 2016.
Looks like that one is going up 1 dollar.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#5
recently announced? they told people this a long time ago.
Reply Helpful Comment? 4 2
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#6
Mine will go up May 9th 2016 as well. I think I will cancel, and try Amazon prime membership.
Reply Helpful Comment? 3 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2012
L8: Grand Teacher
3,748 Posts
1,275 Reputation
#7
2 Screens +
Change plan
Your plan price is guaranteed through at least May 9, 2016.


I love Netflix. I'll never deal with Comcast, Uverse and all the likes. I have Amazon Prime, but always choose Netflix to watch shows.
Reply Helpful Comment? 2 1
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#8
Quote from runeknight95 View Post :
Thanks for heads up!
Comparison to prime would be cool!
Prime vs Netflix is no comparison if you use a computer, Netflix is the only think you want to watch because Prime won't stream HD to computers. In fact, the sad thing is lots of Prime content won't even play HD on newer TVs..it actually has a limited list of TV that are supported.
Reply Helpful Comment? 3 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#9
I am planning to cancel the subscription when the rates go up, my case is same I am good till May 9th
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#10
Mine says

4 Screens + UltraHD
You are on a special price for your streaming plan.

and does not show a new price. Maybe they like me Smilie.

PS don't forget Orange Is The New Black! Of course, I could see people subscribing for a month or two of the year, binge watching the series they want, and then cancelling.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#11
May 9th as well. I have Amazon Prime and Kodi. Honestly, I don't watch much Netflix, but it's still cheap at $10/mo. I leaning towards cancelling to see if I miss it. No penalty to stop and restart.
Reply Helpful Comment? 3 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not rep sikdeal?
#12
I don't see why they need to charge more. I hardly use it and I won't mind cancelling.
Reply Helpful Comment? 4 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#13
kodi on pc and minix
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#14
Quote from Wdm2 View Post :
Mine will go up May 9th 2016 as well. I think I will cancel, and try Amazon prime membership.
Please keep in mind that with Amazon Prime you have to pay $99 upfront. They don't have a monthly subscription yet. Also, their video library is not a big as Netflix.
Reply Helpful Comment? 2 2
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
#15
Quote from sikdeal View Post :
I don't see why they need to charge more. I hardly use it and I won't mind cancelling.
Their fees are not based on how much you use it. Lately they have been putting out a lot of original programming and that is costing them alot of money. I would not be shocked if by the end of the year there's a price hike for the $11.99 subscription.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 4
Page 1 of 4
1 2 3 4
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2017. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard