Netflix Is Raising Prices Again. Are You Cool With That?
Netflix is once again raising their prices. Is the service still worth it? That has to be the million dollar, no, billion dollar question that Netflix is betting you will say yes to.
Netflix's standard service that allows customers to watch on up to two screens at once will now be priced at $10.99 monthly, up from $9.99. The premium service with up to four screens is $13.99, up from $11.99. Their basic service will remain the same, at $7.99.
The increases come as the company is pouring an insane amount of money into original programming. Netflix has committed $15.7 billion to streaming content deals, and $6 billion of that is for 2017 content alone.
Last year, Netflix raised its standard plan to $9.99 per month, up from $8.99.
So it begs the question: Are you cool with that? As a Netflix user myself, my answer is yes. Obviously, it's the one Netflix was hoping for. My family is unplugged from cable TV, so Netflix is a huge supplier of content to us. We have been toying around with the idea of trying Hulu Live TV because you get live TV and the Hulu service for a great price, but even then, we plan to keep Netfilx. We have done the free preview of Hulu and weren't impressed with the service. We also tried Amazon Prime for a year. For us, Netflix is the best value for our family.
We currently have the 4 screen plan, so our bill will be going up $2, which is perfectly fine with me. Netflix has shown to have "a great eye" for quality shows to produce as original content. I myself love series, so my favorite Netflix originals are Glow, Ozark, The Last Kingdom, Marvel's Iron Fist, Marvel's The Defenders, and Castlevania. I'm sure there are plenty others that are amazing that I have yet to consume.
As of right now, if they continue to use this money to give me amazing original content, then my answer is yes, Netflix. I am cool with it.