With the announcement of further price increases for US Netflix standard plans, users in Australia and New Zealand will wonder when price increases will be announced down under.
Netflix’s signup page in the US has its standard plan listed at $9.99 per month an increase of $1 per month for new users. With price increases in 2014 for UK, European and US users and this current price increase less than 18 months later for its US customers the Australasian subscribers will be asking when, not if, their introductory pricing will run out.
Basic plans are still available at $7.99 per month but the price premium for HD content is now a whopping 25%, almost as high as the HD premium for its Kiwi subscribers.
Fear not though, there still appears to be grandfathering of the previous plans with the $7.99 plans for users that signed up prior to May 2014 and those that signed up in the last 18 months still only paying $8.99 per month – at least until 2016. But with the recent loss of EPIX content some US customers will be asking if they really are paying more for less – up to 25% more by mid 2016.