Nothing stinks more than bad news (except maybe your filthy gym clothes), but here goes: Netflix just announced its prices are rising…again.
All three of the streaming service’s plans are increasing by a dollar or two, to $9 (basic), $13 (standard), and $16 (premium), reports CNN Business. Existing customers will reportedly be given a few months before they see the change reflected in their monthly billing cycle. (You’ll likely be paying a premium just in time for the season 3 premiere of Stranger Things on July 4.)
All three of the streaming service’s plans are increasing by a dollar or two, placing them at to $9, $13, and $16 a month, reports CNN Business.
Sure, having to pay more stinks—but there’s a silver-screened lining: An extra dollar or two from users could help the company finance the creation of even more original programming (and Narcos and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before need fuel to keep going strong). After all, Netflix walked away with five statuettes after the 76th Golden Globe Awards. Plus, they need to compete with powerhouses like Disney, Amazon, and Apple, who are also vying for territory on the public’s to-be-watched queue.
This story was originally published on October 6, 2017. Updated with additional reporting by Kells McPhillips on January 18, 2019.
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