Netflix may be increasing its prices in the UK. Netflix is now increasing rates on its standard and premium subscription plans in the UK, The Guardian reports. But should Indian Netflix fans and users be worried about Netflix increasing its prices in the UK ahead of Sacred Games season 2? Here’s everything you need to know.
The standard plan that allows for simultaneous HD streaming on two devices is expected to cost £8.99, up from the previous £7.99. Meanwhile, the premium plan that allows simultaneous UHD (Ultra HD) streaming on four devices would cost £11.99, up £2 from £9.99. Meanwhile, Netflix’s basic standard in the UK is likely to remain unchanged. It costs £5.99.
Netflix will start rolling out these subscription cost changes to its existing UK customers in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, these changes go live to new Netflix customers in the UK with immediate effect. Earlier this year, Netflix increased the cost for all of its streaming plans for US customers. Netflix cited price hike as necessary for its expansion into original content offerings.
Of late, Netflix is investing heavily in originals and licensing rights to series like Friends. Netflix spent $100 million to secure exclusive rights to all 10 seasons of the American sitcom Friends until the end of this year.
Similarly, in India, Netflix is strengthening its foothold with more originals. In fact, Netflix is releasing 9 original series in India this year. Netflix has already come up with some of the prominent originals catering around Indian audiences like Sacred Games, Ghoul and Delhi Crime. Netflix is also gearing up to release a new Indian original series called Leila next month.
Meanwhile, Sacred Games season 2 promo is already out and while fans are excited about it, Netflix has previously released the posters of Sacred Games season 2. It remains to be seen whether Netflix’s decision to increase its subscription costs in the US and UK affects Indian customers. Meanwhile, Netflix is testing cheaper plans in India with select customers.
Netflix has already confirmed that the company is planning to conduct tests in terms of different plans and options across select countries where users can stream Netflix on their mobile device for a lower price and shorter validity.