Connect with us

Entertainment

Netflix Raises Standard and Premium Subscription Rates

Now users have to pay more to binge-watch their Netflix favorites.

Mark Andrew

Posted

(

)

A A A
  • Streaming service Netflix is raising standard and premium subscription costs for US users.
  • According to the company, the price hike is necessary so they can “continue to offer more variety of TV shows and films.”

It’s inevitable: streaming giant Netflix is raising its standard and premium subscription rates for its viewers in the United States. According to reports, the standard plan has increased to $15 per month instead of $14. On the other hand, premium subscription rates will now cost $18 per month as it goes up by $2. The basic subsciption will remain the same.

Netflix confirmed that the new rates will be effective immediatelly for new members while current users will be informed via email about the increase on the upcoming months as it starts to apply to them.

A Netflix representative explained:

“We understand people have more entertainment choices than ever and we’re committed to delivering an even better experience for our members. We’re updating our prices so that we can continue to offer more variety of TV shows and films.”

In an earlier CNN interview with Rosenblatt Securities senior analyst Bernie McTernan, we learn that the price increase was only “a matter of when not if.”

“It shows they think people will be willing to pay more for the service as the pandemic disrupts content production thus making their vast library more valuable,” he pointed out.

Meanwhile, Netflix chief operating officer Greg Peters shared:

“The core model we have, and what we think really our responsibility and our job is, is to take the money that our members give us every month and invest that as judiciously and as smartly as we can.

“If we do that well… and make that efficiency and effectiveness better, we will deliver more value to our members, and we will occasionally go back and ask those members to pay a little bit more to keep that virtuous cycle of investment and value creation going.”

Watch this report by Yahoo Finance:

Like Logo on Facebook

View Comments

Entertainment

Ed Sheeran Pays For School Teacher To Take Course On Helping Children With Learning Difficulties

Good guy Ed Sheeran!

Mark Andrew

Published

on

  • Pop artist Ed Sheeran has just paid for the education of a school teacher, taking a course to help children with learning difficulties make music.
  • The 29-year-old singer-songwriter also started a breakfast club for poor school children in his restaurant.

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Sacha Baron Cohen Shares Footage of Him Getting Chased By Angry Protesters At A Gun Rally While Shooting For Borat Film

The angry mob even tried breaking the door of his getaway car.

Avatar

Published

on

  • As his Borat character, Sacha Baron Cohen went onstage at a gun rally disguised as "Country Steve."
  • Some of the people at the rally realized that they were being trolled and rushed onstage to get to the actor.
  • The actor got into his getaway car, where the angry mob tried to open the door.

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Kazakhstan Uses Borat’s Line “Very Nice!” For Its Tourism Campaign

Borat actually helped attract tourists to Kazakhstan.

Avatar

Published

on

  • Kazakhstan recently released a new tourism campaign using the catchphrase "very nice" repeatedly throughout the clip.
  • The leaders in Kazakhstan were furious after the release of the first Borat film, in which the country was portrayed as homophobic, sexist, and anti-Semitic.
  • The government now wants tourists to see that Borat's home country is nicer than what people generally know.

Continue Reading

Popular