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Netflix rolls its 2022 price increases out to yet more markets

Netflix will raise more prices soon. (Source: Netflix)
Netflix will raise more prices soon. (Source: Netflix)
Netflix has announced an increase in price for its subscribers in two more countries where it operates. Therefore, its users in the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (ROI) will start to see these somewhat inflated monthly charges soon. They will apply to all plan types offered by the streaming giant in either market.

Netflix has already gotten very 2022 about its prices for customers in the US and Canada. Now, those in the UK and Republic of Ireland are starting to see the same treatment, as costs for this service per month are also about to become inflated.

This new schedule of charges applies to new customers, and will also "gradually take effect" for all existing subscribers from now. To this end, the streaming behemoth's most basic option is now listed as €8.99 (~US$10.08) per month on the service's ROI website, as opposed to its long-enduring cost of €7.99 (~$8.96).

Similarly, the next tier up will now be €14.99 (~$16.81) rather than €12.99 (~$14.57) as before, whereas the most expensive Premium plan (also the only one to support resolutions rated above HD) is now €20.99 (~$23.54) , up from €17.99 (~$20.18) .

Meanwhile, in the UK, those who choose to continue using Netflix' basic plan will be paying £6.99 (~$9.38) rather than £5.99 (~$8.04); £10.99 (~$14.75) rather than £9.99 (~$13.41) for the Standard tier and £15.99 (~$21.46) as opposed to £13.99 (~$18.77) as before.

As with the recent North American adjustments, a company statement rationalizes the hikes as necessary due to the "investment we have made in our service and catalog", slated to "allow us to continue making the series, documentaries and films our members love as well as investing in talent and the creative industry".

Netflix has also stated that members will be informed 30 days in advance when their particular charges are due to change via email.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-03-13 (Update: 2022-03-13)